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Cranach: Artist & Innovator

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire

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The German artist and acolyte of Martin Luther redefined religious imagery in the early 16th century, while also developing a distinctive approach to the painting of portraits and nudes. This survey of prints and paintings includes the first public display of a recently rediscovered armorial manuscript attributed to Cranach’s son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, from the John Ryland Library in Manchester. It also looks ahead to modern and contemporary artists, from Picasso to Raqib Shaw, who have been inspired by Cranach the Elder. Find out more from Compton Verney’s website.

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Cupid Complaining to Venus (1526), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Cupid Complaining to Venus (1526), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: © National Gallery, London

Hercules and Antaeus (c. 1530), Compton Verney.

Hercules and Antaeus (c. 1530), Compton Verney. Photo: © Compton Verney

Lot and his Daughters (c. 1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Lot and his Daughters (c. 1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: © Compton Verney

Sigmund Kingsfelt (c. 1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: © Compton Verney

Reflections on a journey without a compass after Cranach (2019–20), Raqib Shaw.

Reflections on a journey without a compass after Cranach (2019–20), Raqib Shaw. Photo: White Cube (Theo Christelis); © Raqib Shaw

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