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Item Number: 81231
Title: LUCAS CRANACH the Elder: Painting Materials, Techniques and Workshop Practice
Author: Heydenreich, Gunnar
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ISBN: 9789053567456
Description: Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2007. 25cm., pbk., 464pp., 279 illus., most in color. This study provides the first exhaustive description of the materials, techniques and studio practices of Lucas Cranach the Elder. The author describes the characteristic elements of the painterís production, drawing on results of technical examination, as well as an evaluation of documentary sources. Approximately 300 panel paintings are examined using a wide range of analytical methods. Furthermore, the author documents the breadth and diversity of Lucas Cranach the Elderís unique contribution to 16th-century German canvas painting. The importance of this almost lost part of the court painterís oeuvre is completely reassessed. This work is a contribution towards the history of Renaissance painting in Germany with regard to materials and techniques. It offers a detailed, deeper understanding of the various processes of artistic production in the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder.

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