cranachAn exhibition dedicated to Lucas Cranach the Elder and his family, is now being held on the third floor of the Winter Palace. "Cranach - Between the Renaissance and Mannerism" will be held until September 11th 2016. The main focus of this exhibition will be works by Cranach the Elder but will feature also works by his son.

More recently, two drawings previously held in the collections of The Hermitage have been authenticated and attributed to Cranach the Elder, so these are a new sensation.

Cranach was one of the leading German printmakers, wood engravers and painters of the early 16th century. He is remembered as the chief artist of the Reformation and he painted altar pieces, Lutheran subjects and mythological decorative works and nudes. His son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, worked alongside him in his father's workshop.

This exhibition opened on June 8th in the Court Gallery of the Winter Palace and includes 80 works, both paintings and drawings. It has previously been at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and includes works from : Madrid, Berlin, Paris, and Nizhny Novgorod as well as from private collections.

This exhibition is another of St Petersburg's cultural treasures, so catch it while you can.
Exhibition dates June 8th until September 11th.

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