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