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The 361 Artworks of Lucas Cranach The Elder

Lucas Cranach The Elder - The Fountain of YouthThe Fountain of YouthLucas Cranach The Elder

Cranach's painting is about the human yearning for immortality and eternal youth. Human beings dream of being young again, of leaving the worn outer shell and exchanging it for a new one. The notion of the cleansing power of the elements, especially of water, is as old as humankind itself. The centr...

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
Lucas Cranach The Elder - Katharina von BoraKatharina von BoraLucas Cranach The Elder

Katharina von Bora (1499-1552) was a German Catholic nun. She was a significant participant in the Protestant Reformation, and later became the wife of Martin Luther. It in now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

Stiftung Stadtmuseum (Berlin, Germany)
Lucas Cranach The Elder - Judith VictoriousJudith VictoriousLucas Cranach The Elder

The Jagdschloss Grunewald is a relatively modest hunting lodge in Berlin begun by the Kurfurst Joachim II of Brandenburg in the early sixteenth century. It is located in the woods, close to the city's suburbs. Many Dutch, Flemish, and German painting - mostly dating between the sixteenth and early e...

Lucas Cranach The Elder - The CrucifixionThe CrucifixionLucas Cranach The Elder

This is the earliest known painting of Cranach, executed for the Schottenkirche in Vienna. Cranach's style was fully formed and underwent little development after about 1515, and the highly finished, mass-produced paintings after that date suffer by comparison with the more individual works he paint...

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)
Lucas Cranach The Elder - Adam and EveAdam and EveLucas Cranach The Elder

To the rigorous, perfectly Renaissance Dürer, troubled by the question of the proportions of the human body, Cranach, in his nudes, responds by freeing himself from every rule and from any observation of anatomical accuracy. His figures are elongated out of all proportion, seem boneless and are show...

Lucas Cranach The Elder - A Prince of SaxonyA Prince of SaxonyLucas Cranach The Elder

There is a companion piece showing a princess. The two children, dressed in characteristic Saxon costumes of the finest type, have been thought to be brother and sister, perhaps the children of Duke George the Bearded. The crown worn by the boy, however, signifies his engagement to be married, and t...

National Gallery of Art (Washington, United States)
Lucas Cranach The Elder - Portrait of a Young ManPortrait of a Young ManLucas Cranach The Elder

Portrait of a Young Man (30,5 x 23 cm) is an oil on wood painting by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cranach mostly painted religious subjects, first in the Catholic tradition, and later trying to find new ways of conveying Lutheran religious concerns in art; but he also pain...

Lucas Cranach The Elder - Portrait of Anna CuspinianPortrait of Anna CuspinianLucas Cranach The Elder

Cranach composed the portraits Dr. Cuspinian and his wife as a pair. This is apparent in the continuity of the landscape behind the elegantly dressed couple. The trees at the edges of the painting, on the left and right of the figures, are placed so that their branches form an arch, imparting an air...

Oskar Reinhart Collection (Switzerland)