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The 363 Artworks of Lucas Cranach The Elder

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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Adam and Eve 6Adam and Eve 6Lucas Cranach The Elder

Lucas Cranach, who was to become court painter to the Elector of Saxony, performed other tasks for a livelihood before this honour was bestowed upon him. He was for a time a pharmacist, a burgomaster of Wittenberg, and the director of a factory for the production of pictures. He may have turned to d...

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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Adam and EveAdam and EveLucas Cranach The Elder

To the rigorous, perfectly Renaissance Dürer, troubled by the question of the proportions of the human body, Cranach, in his nudes, responds by freeing himself from every rule and from any observation of anatomical accuracy. His figures are elongated out of all proportion, seem boneless and are show...

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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Venus and CupidVenus and CupidLucas Cranach The Elder

Cranach painted many slant-eyed, narrow-waisted, high-breasted nudes with highly charged eroticism. These nudes - depicted to order or almost mass-produced - came in life-size as this Venus and Cupid, or practically pocket-size.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Cupid complaining to Venus.Cupid complaining to Venus.Lucas Cranach The Elder

The Reclining River Nymph at the Fountain (1518, Leipzig) inaugurated a long series of paintings of Venus, Lucretia, the Graces, the judgment of Paris, and other subjects that serve as pretexts for the sensuous female nude, in which Cranach appears as a kind of 16th-century Francois Boucher. The nai...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - The Rest on the Flight into EgyptThe Rest on the Flight into EgyptLucas Cranach The Elder

The Virgin has settled down to rest in a meadow on the edge of a forest. Supported by her, the child Jesus reaches out for the strawberries which an angel is offering him. Another angel is drawing water from a spring, a third is bringing a bird, while others sit in the grass and make music. Joseph, ...

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Self-PortraitSelf-PortraitLucas Cranach The Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder (Lucas Cranach der Ältere, 4 October 1472 – 16 October 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of th...

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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Katharina von BoraKatharina von BoraLucas Cranach The Elder

Katharina von Bora (1499-1552) was a German Catholic nun. She was a significant participant in the Protestant Reformation, and later became the wife of Martin Luther. It in now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

Stiftung Stadtmuseum (Berlin, Germany)