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On the occasion of the great CRANACH AND HIS TIME exhibition presented at the Musée du Luxembourg à Paris, la Rmn - Grand Palais, presents this e-album available on iPad.
- 40 masterpieces in HD
- zoom up to x5
- 4 vidéos
- exclusive notices
-- user instructions --
1. Read the album either vertically or horizontally
2. Flip through the pages by sliding your finger horizontally
3. Zoom in by clicking on the artworks, texts or videos
4. Show / hide the navigation interface by clicking on any white zone
-- Summary --
Originally from the small town of Kronach, north-west of the current Bavaria, which he derives his name, the painter, engraver and artist Lucas Cranach the Elder (1422-1553) is one of the major artists of the German Renaissance.
After successfully started his career in Vienna in 1500, the artist settled in the court of the Elector of Saxony, Frederick III the Wise and made many portraits, religious paintings and mythological paintings.
At the time of Luther's Reformation, Cranach puts all his talents at the service of religious and political ideas of Frederick III, creating representations of models for teaching the new faith, developing a unique relationship between Scripture and image.
This album shows how, through his art and his erudition, Cranach invents "a new way of looking for a new way of believing".
-- Summary --
Lucas Cranach, the road to succes
In the service of the Elector Frederick
Cranach court painter
The revival of Antiquity
The tormented friar Brother Martin
Luther vs. Rome
Luther and the image
A new way of seeing for a new way of believing
The image and the world
The portrait as witness
Pastor or married man: images of Luther
In praise of famous women
Judith and Lucretia
Resisting the tyrant
The Augsburg Confession
Salome, the anti-heroine
-- The author --
Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Grenoble II, Naima Ghermani is a specialist in cultural and religious history of the Holy Roman Empire.
-- The publisher --
The RMN Grand-Palais is one of the leading art publishers in Europe.
As part of temporary exhibitions, cultural events and museums' permanent collections, it publishes and distributes books, supports the arts and crafts, imagines new editorial products, particularly in the areas of audiovisual and multimedia.
Among its many activities, it offers the services of a photo agency that provides unmatched quality reproductions of works of art for the paper editions and multimedia.