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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,

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Lucas Cranach Portrait of a woman oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Portrait of a woman oil painting artist

Portrait of a woman
Painting ID::  83638
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Date 1526(1526) Medium Oil on wood cjr

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Lucas Cranach Salome oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Salome oil painting artist

Salome
Painting ID::  83809
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Date ca. 1530(1530) Medium Oil on poplar cjr

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Lucas Cranach Elector John the Constant of Saxony oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Elector John the Constant of Saxony oil painting artist

Elector John the Constant of Saxony
Painting ID::  85313
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Date 1526(1526) Medium Oil on linden Dimensions Height: 57 cm (22.4 in). Width: 37 cm (14.6 in). cjr

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Lucas Cranach Portrait of a Young Man oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Portrait of a Young Man oil painting artist

Portrait of a Young Man
Painting ID::  85545
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Date first half of 16th century Medium Oil on wood Dimensions Height: 30.5 cm (12 in). Width: 23 cm (9.1 in). cjr

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Lucas Cranach Kreuzigung Christi oil painting artist


Lucas Cranach Kreuzigung Christi oil painting artist

Kreuzigung Christi
Painting ID::  86047
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Date 1503(1503) Medium Oil on wood Dimensions 138 x 99 cm (54.3 x 39 in) cjr

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