31 October 2009 - 24 January 2010. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) was a German renaissance painter best known for his portraits and mythological nudes. As court painter to the Electors of Saxony, Cranach painted many German princes and later became a friend and enthusiastic follower of Martin Luther. This exhibition explores the art and culture of the Renaissance in Berlin, focusing in particular on Cranach and the countless artworks commissioned from him at the time by the Hohenzollern, a noble family and royal dynasty of electors, kings and emperors of Prussia, Germany and Romania.
Charlottenburg Palace today is the largest Hohenzollern residence in Berlin and was originally built by Elector Frederick III as a summer residence for his wife Sophie Charlotte in 1699.
Wed-Mon: 10.00-17.00 Thurs: 10.00-20.00 (Closed: Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)