Cranach and the Reformation
Through Cranach’s fascinating art, we see him teetering on the divide between Catholicism and the emerging Lutheran religious traditions. This was a time of Reformation. Of war. Deeply unsettling yet astonishingly fertile. Cranach, working for the Electors of Saxony, got stuck into it all. Thrilling mythological and biblical narratives poured out of his workshop as well as some of the best portraits of the period. Cranach’s unique and strange artistic style is a highlight of all Northern Renaissance art.