PICTURE THIS Cranach: Artist and Innovator, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire

Enduring images of temptation and its consequences from the Reformation master

“CRANACH’S work was daring for the time, especially when viewed against the backdrop of the political and religious upheaval surrounding him,” says Julie Finch, curator at Compton Verney gallery.

“But he also understood his market. Famous for working quickly, he employed a large workshop, which produced numerous versions on popular themes, such as Venus and Cupid or Adam and Eve.

“Instantly recognisable today, these works have become the archetypal images of temptation...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-02-27 14:44
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