Lucas Cranach the Elder

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  • Fine Art In Italy

    It is a portrait of Martin Luther done by Lucas Cranach the Elder during one of his workshops. The painting actually titled Martin Luther was created around the same time that the Madonna with the Long Neck was created. When comparing the two there is an obvious visual difference in the execution and style of painting. Unlike with the Madonna with the Long Neck, Martin Luther is portrayed in his portrait with proper proportions and coloring. There is no stylization or manipulation to the figure or no mystery as to the meaning of the painting. Martin Luther is depicted as himself, looking healthy and robust, showing him to be an honest man, someone that is himself and means what he believes. Cranach was a friend of Luther 's, I believe, and saw that he was making history. Cranach had the foresight to know that change was coming and that he, as an artist, had the opportunity to help his friend out and document the change. This shift from the purpose of Parmigianino’s painting to that of Cranach’s shows the impact of the Reformation on the artists along with the church, from paintings having religious content to possessing subject matter that was more…

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  • Lucas Cranach The First Sin

    The most complex, and perhaps the most well-known myth in Christianity and Judaism is the fall of Adam and Eve. Created by ancient Hebrew nomads and recorded by Yahwhist (J) as Genisis 3:1-24, this narrative provides religious truth answering fundamental questions regarding the origin of sin. An artistic illustration of this story is Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Adam and Eve (1526), which depicts the moment of the First Sin. The Yahwhist text of Genesis 3:1-26 reflects the social-historical context…

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  • Apocryphal Book Of Judith Analysis

    Early Renaissance depictions of Judith tend to show her as fully dressed and desexualized. For Example, the Judith seen in Sandro Botticelli 's The Return of Judith to Bethulia, and with Michelangelo with a small depiction inside the Sistine chapel in the Vatican city. Later Renaissance artists, notably Lucas Cranach the Elder, who painted at least eight Judith 's, ended up portraying a more sexualized Judith, as a "seducer-assassin" or…

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  • Symbolism And Representation In Art

    of the church. The three men in the foreground seem to flagellation on their minds but the man in the middle seems to not be a real person. He doesn’t have shoes on and seems to be portrayed as important as the other two men. He may symbolize and angel listening and helping the men. Another example of symbolism in religious art pieces is Michelangelo’s “David”. He makes David less realistic by representing him as a grown up before the fight instead of the boy he was in the fight with Galifi.…

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