Lucas Cranach the Elder at NMAO

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Lucas Cranach the Elder at NMAO

Lucas Cranach made a name for himself with his depictions of legendary female figures like Judith, Lucrece and Venus, all carrying a note of slight seduction.

This is the first Japanese exhibition devoted to the life and work of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), one of the masters of German Renaissance painting. While depicting Venus, Salome and other classical female figures, he added a touch of unusual eroticism, very influential in its time. More than just an artist, Lucas Cranach the Elder was also a businessman. His workshop was set so as to produce series of paintings, which allowed him to create several versions of the same artwork.
This remarkable exhibition offers about a hundred paintings from the master, many among his most typical ones. For those who would like to know more about the artist, several conferences will be organised for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Lucas Cranach the Elder: 500 Years of the Power of Temptation
The National Museum of Art
4 Chome-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka

From 28 January to 16 April 2017

www.nmao.go.jp

Full price: 430 JPY
Reduced price: 220 JPY

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday)