CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Venus and Cupidc. 1530
Linden panel, 167 x 62 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Cranach painted many slant-eyed, narrow-waisted, high-breasted nudes with highly charged eroticism. These nudes - depicted to order or almost mass-produced - came in life-size as this Venus and Cupid, or practically pocket-size.