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Leipzig offers an abundance of cultural attractions and event highlights - all year round. Whether small or large scale, open air or indoors, high culture or off the beaten track ... you can be sure to find something that suits your taste. Plan your stay and search our online events calendar by different categories.

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1st Mar 2016 - 1st Jan 2018 | Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts

Lucas Cranach and the Motifs of the Reformation

Permanent exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), are considered amongst the most important artists of the Reformation era and the German Renaissance. Cranach the Elder founded a very successful workshop with branches in Wittenberg and Weimar, which filled orders for the ruling house of Saxony and reformers such as Martin Luther, as well as for Catholic dignitaries.
The Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts presents an extraordinarily impressive collection of Cranach exhibits, including 18 paintings, 10 drawings and 59 prints. To celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, a representative selection will be shown to highlight the explosive range of Reformation-era patrons and themes. Information about the painting techniques seen in the works and insights into the wide-scale Cranach restoration projects gives us deeper access into the artists' creations and accomplishments. After gaining an insight into Cranach’s work, visitors will then be able to detect Reformation motifs and themes, and their continuation and transformation in the art of the past 500 years, as they explore the rest of the museum.

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Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts
Katharinenstrasse 10
04109 Leipzig,
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Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts
Katharinenstrasse 10
04109 Leipzig