Religious themes (until 1515)
by Lucas CRANACH the Elder

We can only make assumptions about the artistic training of Lucas Cranach the Elder. He was almost thirty by the time he arrived in Vienna in about 1500, where he quickly found his feet in university circles and in the company of leading humanists. His early works are no longer youthful pieces but the style is still stormy and expressive, incorporating ideas he may have acquired in Hungary and Poland. With these works Cranach paved the way for the Danube School.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Crucifixion
1500-03
Oil and tempera on limewood, 59 x 45 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1005*1300
True Color
207 Kb



Crucifixion
-
Oil on panel, 67 x 47 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

1007*1500
True Color
248 Kb



Crucifixion
1503
Pine panel, 138 x 99 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

801*1059
True Color
157 Kb



Crucifix
1510-15
Oil and tempera on limewood, 42 x 28 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

900*1371
True Color
218 Kb



The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
1504
Limewood, 69 x 51 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

806*1082
True Color
186 Kb



The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (detail)
1504
Limewood
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

801*1200
True Color
121 Kb



The Martyrdom of St Catherine
1504-05
Oil and tempera on limewood, 112 x 95 cm
Collection of the Reformed Church, Budapest

1000*1151
True Color
207 Kb



The Martyrdom of St Catherine (detail)
1504-05
Oil and tempera on limewood
Collection of the Reformed Church, Budapest

1000*1304
True Color
205 Kb



The Martyrdom of St Catherine (detail)
1504-05
Oil and tempera on limewood
Collection of the Reformed Church, Budapest

683*900
True Color
137 Kb



Fourteen Helpers in Need
1505-09
Oil on panel, 84 x 118 cm
Marienkirche, Torgau

1400*958
True Color
240 Kb



The Martyrdom of St Barbara
c. 1510
Oil on linden panel, 152 x 135 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

900*1006
True Color
264 Kb



Pietà beneath the Cross
c. 1510
Oil and tempera on limewood, 63 x 41 cm
Moravská Galerie, Brno

900*1384
True Color
148 Kb



Apostles Peter and Paul
c. 1515
Oil and tempera on limewood, 27 x 18 cm (each)
Private collection

1212*900
True Color
136 Kb



Christ at the Column, Adored by Saints
1515
Oil and tempera on limewood, 60 x 52 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1200*1345
True Color
180 Kb



Trinity
1515-18
Panel
Kunsthalle, Bremen

703*1003
True Color
172 Kb



The Trinity
-
Oil on wood
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

692*1000
True Color
116 Kb




Summary of works by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Paintings
altar retables | representations of the Virgin | St Jerome
religious themes until 1515 | from 1516
biblical scenes | biblical nudes
mythological nudes | Venus and Lucretia | allegorical scenes
portraits until 1515 | 1516-1526 | from 1527
miscellaneous paintings
Graphics
drawings | woodcuts