CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)


Pine panel, 138 x 99 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

In his period in Vienna, Cranach's style was astonishingly innovative, as seen in the Crucifixion of 1503, with its slanting perspective. The sparkling colour range he used at the time reveals unmistakable parallels with the Danube school, but it is not clear whether he came into contact with Albrecht Altdorfer, Wolf Huber and others.