Employing the full range of mediums (recall Cranach the Elder
's woodcuts), religious or relation-related propaganda has served many other purposes throughout history as well, including the promotion or criticism of particular lifestyles, behaviors, and practices; the demonization of a particular religion or denomination and its adherents; the demonization of religion itself, as in the case of these Soviet posters; the promotion or demonization of a state or government or leader on religious grounds; and many more.
Lucas Cranach the Elder
was given the symbol of a serpent with bat wings by the elector of Saxony after he was hired as the court artist, while the lamb was one of the "logos" for Martin Luther, the controversial reformer and thorn in the side of the Roman Catholic church of his day.
Behind me was the home of Lucas Cranach the Elder
, who painted the most famous portraits of Luther.
Williams discusses paintings by Giotto, Quinten Massys, Joos van Cleve, and Caravaggio; woodcuts by Lucas Cranach the Elder
and Albrecht Durer; several illustrations in Books of Hours, statues, and altarpieces.
Painter, engraver, designer of woodcuts, Lucas Cranach the Elder
lived and worked during the last part of the Renaissance and embodied the integrative qualities valued by his age.
Duchamp scholars have long recognized that the paintings Duchamp made in Munich were influenced by the works of the 16th-century German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder
that he had seen in this collection, particularly in regard to the attenuation of his figures and the subdued ochre and brown color range he employed.
What enhanced my exploration even more was the presence of my delightful local guide, Astrid Rauchle, costumed in medieval finery as the wife the famed artist Lucas Cranach the Elder
who also served three times as Wittenberg's mayor.
WHILST alone in Innsbruck in 1550, Lucas Cranach the Elder
painted the self-portrait now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence: a hale, upright old man, suntanned for all the saline driftwood pallor of his spindling beard, his eyes still sharp, though bereft of a little of their light.
Artists such as Botticelli, Lucas Cranach the Elder
, Antonio Canova, Raphael and Rubens have depicted the trio of goddess from Greek mythology, who represent joy, charm and beauty.
The Louvre has already scraped together 3 mln euros for "The Three Graces", an oil painting of three nudes by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder
, but is a million euros short of the price tag set by the work's private owners.
Here Barney brings Lucretia into the story via a work by Lucas Cranach the Elder
, and Venus by reinterpreting Christ's cross as a pentagon.
It is one of 1,000 treasuresAuranging from paintings by Albrecht Duerer and Lucas Cranach the Elder
to 16th-century jewels and an 18th-century harlequin suitAuon display in the newly refurbished art-gallery section of NurembergAAEs vast Germanisches Nationalmuseum, opened Friday to the public.