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Cranach et son temps
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Cranach et son temps

This catalogue was published for the exhibition Cranach in his Time presented at musée du Luxembourg from 7 February to 23 May 2011.
To mark the European opening of the Musée du Luxembourg's programme dedicated to the Renaissance, the museum is reopening with an exhibition on Lucas Cranach (circa1472-1553), ...
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Characteristics

Number of pages :
271
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Softcover
EAN :
9782081253612
Reference :
EK195841
Hardcover
EAN :
9782081253605
Reference :
EK195866

Editor

Publication :
Février 2011
Diffuseur :
1
Distributeur :
FLAMMARION SA
Author :
OUVRAGE COLLECTIF

The artist

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.