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Lucas Cranach the Elder : art and devotion of the German Reformation

Author: Bonnie Noble
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) is the most influential painter of the German Reformation. In collaboration with Martin Luther (1483-1546), Cranach produced innovative paintings which made the complex ideas of Lutheran Christianity understandable toa wide range of viewers and inspired later generations of artists. Despite Cranach's crucial role as an interpreter of Lutheran ideas, his Reformation paintings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Noble, Bonnie.
Lucas Cranach the Elder.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2009
(DLC) 2008943387
(OCoLC)256530181
Named Person: Lucas Cranach; Lucas Cranach
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Noble
ISBN: 9780761843399 0761843396 076184337X 9780761843375 0761843388 9780761843382
OCLC Number: 973089943
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (viii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Law and gospel and the strategies of pictorial rhetoric --
The Schneeberg Altarpiece and the structure of worship --
The Wittenberg Altarpiece: communal devotion and identity --
Holy visions and pious testimony: Weimar Altarpiece --
Public worship to private devotion: Cranach's reformation Madonna panels.
Responsibility: Bonnie Noble.

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) is the most influential painter of the German Reformation. In collaboration with Martin Luther (1483-1546), Cranach produced innovative paintings which made the complex ideas of Lutheran Christianity understandable toa wide range of viewers and inspired later generations of artists. Despite Cranach's crucial role as an interpreter of Lutheran ideas, his Reformation paintings remain unfamiliar to many American scholars. Lucas Cranach the Elder: Art and Devotion of the German Reformation presents Cranach's Reformation painting to a broader audience and explain.

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