Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lucas Cranach, born today in 1515


Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

Lucas Cranach the Younger (Lucas Cranach der Jüngere; October 4, 1515 – January 25, 1586) was a German Renaissance artist, known for his woodcuts and paintings.


 CRANACH, Lucas the Younger. Adam and Eve/ after 1537
Oil on lime wood panel, 171 x 63 cm (each)
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

He is known for portraits and simple versions of allegorical and mythical scenes. The style of his paintings can be so similar to those of his father that there have been some difficulties in attribution of their works.

Portrait of the artist's father (Cranach the Elder) 550
Oil and tempera on wood, 64 x 49 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

 Eve. after 1537. Oil on lime wood panel, 171 x 63 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

 The Ill-Matched Lovers. Oil on panel, 19 x 14 cm. Private collection

Cranach Digital Archive: http://www.lucascranach.org/digitalarchive.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Cranach_the_Younger

Images from the Web Gallery of Art: http://www.wga.hu/index1.html

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