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Art Reproductions | Portraits of Johann I and Frederick III the wise, Electors of Saxony, 1533 by Lucas Cranach The Elder (1472-1553, Germany) | WahooArt.com

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 Art Reproductions | Portraits of Johann I and Frederick III the wise, Electors of Saxony, 1533 by Lucas Cranach The Elder (1472-1553, Germany) | WahooArt.com
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"Portraits of Johann I and Frederick III the wise, Electors of Saxony"

Lucas Cranach The Elder - Oil On Panel - 20 x 30 cm - 1533 - (Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy))

The figures occupy only the upper part of the two small portraits, the lower part being taken up by long inscriptions. The paintings portray the two Electors in solemn dress keeping with their status. In these two small works we see the German artist's marked predilection for an almost popular realism, which is achieved by means of a crisp, forceful outline and attention to detail. In Cranach the search for Italian Renaissance beauty is absent
the faces of the sovereigns, both in countenance and expression, are taken to the limit of caricature.





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