Cranach. The power of images - Discovery Gallimard special edition

Cranach. The power of images - Discovery Gallimard special edition

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Lucas Cranach the Elder is one of the greatest German artists of the Renaissance, alongside Dürer, Holbein and Grünewald.
In its richness, his painted and engraved work reflects the tensions of his time.

A painter of altarpieces offering his services to great Catholic prelates, Cranach, ...
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Dimensions :
12,5 x 17,5 x 1 cm
Artist :
Lucas Cranach, dit l'Ancien (1472-1553)
Art movements :
Renaissance, 16th century, German paintings
Original work kept at :
Paris - Réunion des musées nationaux- Grand Palais
Themes :
Mythology, Portrait
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Lucas Cranach, dit l'Ancien (1472-1553)

German Renaissance painter and engraver Lucas Müller, known as Lucas Cranach the Elder, began his career in Vienna before becoming the official painter to Frederick III of Saxony at the court of Wittenberg. Cranach the Elder is especially known for his numerous portraits of Martin Luther and the aristocracy. Mythological nudes also constitute an important part of his artistic production, as for example with his series of paintings of Venus, not very modest these young girls with prepubescent forms often have suggestive positions and looks. As a businessman, Cranach enjoyed great economic and artistic success. After his death, his son Lucas (Cranach the Younger) took over the management of the workshop and became a renowned artist.