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The 9 Artworks of Lucas Cranach The Elder and created around 1525



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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)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Cupid complaining to Venus.Cupid complaining to Venus.Lucas Cranach The Elder

The Reclining River Nymph at the Fountain (1518, Leipzig) inaugurated a long series of paintings of Venus, Lucretia, the Graces, the judgment of Paris, and other subjects that serve as pretexts for the sensuous female nude, in which Cranach appears as a kind of 16th-century Francois Boucher. The nai...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Samson-s Fight with the LionSamson's Fight with the LionLucas Cranach The Elder

Samson demonstrated his superhuman strength by slaying a lion with his bare hands. He is depicted with foot in its back, grasping its jaws in his hands and forcing them apart. Combat with a single adversary was a subject that naturally tended to acquire a symbolic meaning. This instance was interpre...

Kunstsammlungen (Weimar, Germany)
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Lucas Cranach The Elder - Portrait of Elector Frederick the Wise in his Old AgePortrait of Elector Frederick the Wise in his Old AgeLucas Cranach The Elder

Cranach painted several portraits of the Elector and there are numerous small-scale workshop versions. The painting (56 x 38 cm) is in the Private collection.