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Enguerrand Quarton(?), <em>Pietà of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon</em>
Enguerrand Quarton(?), Pietà of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

This panel has one foot in the medieval tradition, but Christ’s body and the cleric’s face point to a new realism.

<em>The Harrowing of Hell</em>
The Harrowing of Hell

Straight from the monster’s mouth! Christ leads the way as Adam and Eve escape the jaws of Hell.

Michael Pacher, <em>St. Wolfgang Altarpiece</em>
Michael Pacher, St. Wolfgang Altarpiece

This “total work of art” unites sculpture, painting, and architecture—and connects real space to a visionary realm.

<em>The Unicorn in Captivity</em>
The Unicorn in Captivity

This is a creature so pure it can’t be caught—maybe that’s why the meaning of the tapestry eludes us.

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