Renaissance & Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach

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On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, Renaissance & Reformation presents a colorful introduction to Renaissance art and history. Featuring more than one hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias Grünewald, and Tilman Riemenschneider, among others.

By placing these works in their historical context, this book uses art as a prism through which to consider the religious, social and political upheavals of the time. It includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects such as traditional imagery and devotion, Reformation and polemics, court life and culture, humanism and reality, as well as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists, an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive study of a fascinating period in European art history.

This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Renaissance & Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from November 20, 2016 through March 26, 2017.

- Hardcover
- 240 pages, 9 x 11.5 x 0.9 inches
- 190 color illustrations
- 2016

SKU: 34265
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