|Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait Study of a
Young Man, c.1530. Paper, 26.2 x 19.9 cm. |
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum. Detail. (Foto: Heydenreich, cda)
|Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Apostle Peter, c.1515. Panel, 26.5 x 17.5 cm.|
I couldn't resist and would like to dedicate those two close-ups from his paintings to my fellow Cranach fans.
Lucas has clearly made a transition from Medieval to Renaissance.
The eye of the Apostle Peter s how so much more three-dimensionality and the crafted reflections of the room in a shape of the cross bring so much more narrative to the painting.
Those are a part of a Cranach have been found on a wonderful site http://www.art-in-duesseldorf.de/
One envies the rich European culture scene....