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Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach

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Prepare your visit Ticketing Future event Ville de Genève, Musées d'art et d'histoire Crédits photographiques : © Musée d'art et d'histoire, Ville de Genève, photographe : Yves Siza Auteurs : Ferdinand Hodler (Berne, 14.03.1853 — Genève, 19.05.1918) Titre : L'Unanimité Datations : 1912/1913 Matières et techniques : Huile sur toile mise au carreau; Peinture Dimensions : haut.: 52.5 cm; larg.: 163 cm; Haut 52.5, larg 163 cm N° d’inventaire : 1939-0044

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The effigies of Luther painted by Lucas Cranach le Vieux, who was his appointed portrait painter as well as his close friend, have become emblematic representations of the Reformation over time.

Cranach the Elder was one of the pillars of artistic creation in the north-east of Germany during the first half of the 16th century. He is considered, along with Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer, as one of the main representatives of the German Renaissance.



Lucas Cranach the Elder (and workshop), Portrait of Martin Luther, 1530.

© Private collection, Geneva

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