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Lucas Cranach – Renaissance Beauties

Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

26 Sep 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

The first survey of Lucas Cranach the Elder in Finland focuses upon the German master’s depictions of female beauty, considering how his nudes, portraits and allegorical paintings reflect the tastes of his clients at the court of Frederick the Wise in Wittenberg. The two Cranach paintings in the Sinebrychoff’s collection are joined by works from museums across Europe, while the exhibition also considers the influence of Cranach’s enigmatic style upon his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, as well as much later artists such as Picasso. Find out more from the Sinebrychoff’s website.

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Lucretia (1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Lucretia (1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: Kansallisgalleria, Hannu Aaltonen; courtesy Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Portrait of a young woman (1525), Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Portrait of a young woman (1525), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Photo: Kansallisgalleria, Hannu Aaltonen; courtesy Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Venus and Cupid the Honey Thief (1530), Lucas Cranach the Elder. Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Diana and Actaeon (c. 1550), Lucas Cranach the Younger.

Diana and Actaeon (c. 1550), Lucas Cranach the Younger. Polo museale del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trieste

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