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CRANACH: the other renaissance


CRANACH: the other renaissance

The Galleria Borghese is presenting for the first time in Italy the figure and works of Lucas Cranach the Elder, who, together with Albrecht Dürer, was the greatest representative of the renewal of German painting in the 16th century. The “Cranach: the Other Renaissance” exhibition aims to give an overall image of the artistic production of the painter, a court artist and innovator who worked in the Flemish tradition, but was open to the figurative innovations in Italy.

Ten xylographs demonstrate Cranach’s incredible virtuosity in the graphic medium, while about 45 of his most significant paintings, from the leading public collections in Europe and the United States – some of which are on display outside their home institutions for the first time – investigate the relationship between Cranach’s work and Italian Renaissance art of his time.