Lucas Cranach

Kronach 1472-Weimar 1553 German painter and engraver. The son of a painter, he settled in Wittenberg c.1504 and was court painter successively under three electors of Saxony. There he maintained a flourishing workshop and was twice burgomaster. Cranach was a close friend of Martin Luther, whose doctrine he upheld in numerous paintings and woodcuts, and he has been called the painter of the Reformation. He was a rapid and prolific painter, and the work turned out by his studio is uneven in quality. Naïve and fanciful, often awkward in draftsmanship, it has, nonetheless, freshness and originality and a warm, rich palette. His portraits are particularly successful. Among his best-known works are Repose in Egypt (Gemäldgalerie, Staatliche Mus., Berlin-Dahlem); Judgment of Paris (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe); Adam and Eve (Courtauld Inst., London); and Crucifixion (Weimar). The latter contains figures of Luther and Cranach. His many famous protraits include those of Elector John Frederick and Self-Portrait (Uffizi). Cranach was also an accomplished miniaturist. He produced a few copperplates and designs for woodcuts. His son and pupil Lucas Cranach, the Younger,

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Lucas Cranach Portrait of a Lord of Kockeritz (mk05) oil painting


Portrait of a Lord of Kockeritz (mk05)
Painting ID::  20101
Artist: Lucas Cranach
Painting: Portrait of a Lord of Kockeritz (mk05)
Introduction: Wood 25 1/4 x 16 1/2\'\'(64 x 42 cm)Identified as Caspar von Kockeritz Entered the Louvre in 1893
   
   
     

Lucas Cranach Portrait Supposed to Be of Magdalena Luther (mk05) oil painting


Portrait Supposed to Be of Magdalena Luther (mk05)
Painting ID::  20102
Artist: Lucas Cranach
Painting: Portrait Supposed to Be of Magdalena Luther (mk05)
Introduction: Wood,16 1/4 x 101/4''(41 x 26 cm)Acquired in 1910
   
   
     

Lucas Cranach AHunt in Honor of Charles V at Torgau Castle oil painting


AHunt in Honor of Charles V at Torgau Castle
Painting ID::  28732
Artist: Lucas Cranach
Painting: AHunt in Honor of Charles V at Torgau Castle
Introduction: mk61 1544 Oil on panel 114x175cm Lucas Cranach the elder and Lucas Cranach the younger
   
   
     

Lucas Cranach Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder oil painting


Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Painting ID::  28897
Artist: Lucas Cranach
Painting: Portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder
Introduction: mk65 Oil on panel 25 3/16x19 5/16in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Lucas Cranach The Stag Hunt oil painting


The Stag Hunt
Painting ID::  30242
Artist: Lucas Cranach
Painting: The Stag Hunt
Introduction: nn05 1544 The utopia of common huntsmanship
   
   
     

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     Kronach 1472-Weimar 1553 German painter and engraver. The son of a painter, he settled in Wittenberg c.1504 and was court painter successively under three electors of Saxony. There he maintained a flourishing workshop and was twice burgomaster. Cranach was a close friend of Martin Luther, whose doctrine he upheld in numerous paintings and woodcuts, and he has been called the painter of the Reformation. He was a rapid and prolific painter, and the work turned out by his studio is uneven in quality. Naïve and fanciful, often awkward in draftsmanship, it has, nonetheless, freshness and originality and a warm, rich palette. His portraits are particularly successful. Among his best-known works are Repose in Egypt (Gemäldgalerie, Staatliche Mus., Berlin-Dahlem); Judgment of Paris (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe); Adam and Eve (Courtauld Inst., London); and Crucifixion (Weimar). The latter contains figures of Luther and Cranach. His many famous protraits include those of Elector John Frederick and Self-Portrait (Uffizi). Cranach was also an accomplished miniaturist. He produced a few copperplates and designs for woodcuts. His son and pupil Lucas Cranach, the Younger,