- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (18 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : DEFA Film Library, 1971.
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Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1971.
The short documentary portrays the life and work of the important Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). It features a rich spectrum of his works in (former East) German collections, including the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden.. As the court painter for the Elector of Saxony, Cranach pioneered German portrait painting. He became a close friend of Martin Lutheŕs and produced a great numbers of portraits of him. Cranach́s later paintings, woodcuts and etchingśsigned with the winged serpent́often took the side of the Protestant Reformation.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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