The World of Lucas Cranach – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels





Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels



The World of Lucas Cranach
An Artist in the Age of Dürer, Titian and Metsys.
20.10.2010 > 23.01.2011





Lucas Cranach was one of the greatest European painters of the 16th century. This exhibition – the first to be devoted to the artist in a Benelux country – replaces the work of this leading figure of the German Renaissance in the social, cultural, and artistic context of his time.


The World of Lucas Cranach


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A court painter, he also rubbed shoulders with great figures such as Martin Luther, while liberating nudity and the power of women in a sensual, anti-academic style.

Some 150 paintings, drawings, and rarely seen engravings show the authenticity and originality of his sophisticated artistry, his work in the studio, and his close bonds with his German, Italian, and Dutch contemporaries, including Dürer and Metsys.

A journey through a fascinating period in European history.


Curator : Guido Messling


Lucas Cranach the Elder



Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Nymph of the Spring, after 1537, Washington, National Gallery of Art
© National Gallery, Washington

Lucas Cranach the Elder


Lucas Cranach the Elder
Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, oil on wood, 73,5 x 54 cm (Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest)
© Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Gilbert & George: Jack Freak Pictures


Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Melancholy, 1532, Colmar, musée d’Unterlinden
© Colmar, musée d’Unterlinde







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