20 October - 23 January 2010. BOZAR presents an exhibition of work by the painter, printmaker and leading exponent of the German Renaissance, Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553).
150 paintings, drawings and rarely-seen engravings demonstrate his advances in the art world of the time, with the exhibition evaluating his work in the social, cultural, and artistic contexts of the 16th-century. Cranach originally painted religious subjects in the Catholic tradition before becoming closely aligned to Martin Luther and the Protestant reformation.
He also maintained friendships with his German, Italian and Dutch peers such as Quentin Metsys and in particular, Albrecht D