Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472-1553
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Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472-1553
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre
Selected exhibitions (3)
Selected exhibitions
2016
Chefs-d’oeuvre de Budapest,
Musée du Luxembourg
Archaeology of Salvation. The Image of Christ in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries,
Kunstmuseum Basel
2015
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald: Masterpieces from the Kunstmuseum Basel,
Kunstmuseum Basel

A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the …

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A prolific German Renaissance painter, and engraver, Lucas Cranach may have invented the full-length portrait. Cranach served as painter to the court of Frederick the Wise of Saxony in Wittenberg, where he specialized in portraits with bold compositions and strong colors. He was also responsible for decorative schemes …

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