National Geographic : 1956 Nov
) INational ueograpnic voclecy +ALBRECHT ALTDORFER (1480?-1538), German * The Fall of Man Christianity and mythology fuse into an allegory on evil in this small triptych. The artist shows the beginning of sin, when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, and the consequences. Left: "Bacchus, with wine, confuses the senses of man." Right: "The impious Mars upsets the world." National Gallery ofArt (Kress Collection) +ST. BARTHOLOMEW MASTER (c.1500), German *Baptism ofChrist A painter known only as theMaster of the St. Bartholomew Altar portrayed this scene of John baptizing Christ.Ascroll descending from God carries inLatin the words from Matthew 3:17: "This ismy beloved Son, inwhom Iam well pleased." Fourteen saints bear their identifying symbols.