Sunday, March 17, 2013

Best Woodcut Portrait EVER

Beware, Lutheran! Caspar Hedio sees you sneaking up on him and he is itching for a fight.

Portrait of Caspar Hedio (Zwinglian preacher at Strasbourg), by Hans Baldung Grien, 1543. 
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


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    1. But it looks like he's wearing it backwards. Then again, that may be where folks in our day got the idea.

      Tim Landskroener

  2. It's like he know he's preaching false doctrine.

  3. I'm more familiar with the perusing of ink-blots than wood-cuts, but to me this guy's assuming Dr. Melanie Klein's (1952) "paranoid-schizoid position," hands down.

    Herr Doktor
    Society of St. Polycarp

    "Your bill is in the mail."


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