Cranach the Elder: 180 Colour Plates by Maria Peitcheva

Cranach the Elder: 180 Colour Plates

byMaria Peitcheva

Kobo ebook | March 18, 2016

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cause he embraced with enthusiasm, becoming a close friend of Martin Luther. He also painted religious subjects, first in the Catholic tradition, and later trying to find new ways of conveying Lutheran religious concerns in art. He continued throughout his career to paint nude subjects drawn from mythology and religion. Following the huge international success of Dürer's prints, other German artists, much more than Italian ones, devoted their talents to woodcuts and engravings. This accounts for the comparative unproductiveness as painters of Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the Younger, and also may explain why Cranach was not especially skilled at handling color, light, and shade. Constant attention to contour and to black and white, as an engraver, seems to have affected his sight; and he often outlined shapes in black rather than employing modeling and chiaroscuro.
Title:Cranach the Elder: 180 Colour PlatesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:Maria PeitchevaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:889257308X

ISBN - 13:9788892573086

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