APT, Ulrich the Elder
(b. ca. 1460, Augsburg, d. 1522, Augsburg)

The Lamentation

c. 1510
Oil on panel, 44 x 36 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This panel shows the influence of Italian art on German painting. While this influence had been minimal in the 15th century, the 16th century saw the Italian style spread throughout the whole of northern Europe. Ulrich Apt's work shows a synthesis of the two models.