Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Artists of the Reformation. . .
The Lucas Cranach digital archive is located here. Take a gander. It is amazing! (HT to Pr. Paul McCain)
Matthias Grünewald is another name of note, though, sadly, much of his work has not survived and some of it was falsely attributed to Albrecht Dürer. His most famous piece is the Isenheim Altarpiece. Albrecht Dürer was a contemporary of Luther and a great sympathizer with the Reformer.
Lutheran art adorned countless publications, including the Luther Bible of 1522, as well as many altars and altarpieces. Would that we remembered those who gave such visual form to the cause of reform. We just might be different in our attitude toward art and adornment.
Well, the point of this is simply to commend for your review the Lucas Cranach Digital Archive.... so I will stop here on my usual rant against iconoclasts..
BTW since Paul McCain has shamelessly stolen from me, it is time for me to shamelessely steal from him, again! So click on this marvelous link to the Ghent altarpiece and a digital view of that work of art that is absolutely stunning. Click HERE!