Stephanie Buck, Julien Chapuis, Stephan Kemperdick, Michael Roth, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Dirk Syndram, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Editor), Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden (Editor), Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Editor)
Renaissance and Reformation
German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach
Featuring more than a hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias Grünewald, and Tilman Riemenschneider, among others. By placing these works in their historical context, this beautifully illustrated book uses art as a prism through which to consider the religious, social and political upheavals of the time. The volume includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects such as traditional imagery and devotion, Reformation and polemics, court life and culture, humanism and reality, as well as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists, an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive study of a fascinating period in European art history.
THE STAATLICHE MUSEEN ZU BERLIN (National Museums in Berlin), THE STAATLICHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN DRESDEN (Dresden Art Collections) and THE BAYERISCHE STAATSGEMÄLDESAMMLUNGEN MÜNCHEN (Bavarian State Painting Collections Munich) are Germany’s three leading Museum Institutions. THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART is the largest Art Museum in the western United States.
STEPHANIE BUCK is Director of the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) in Dresden. JULIEN CHAPUIS is Head of the Skulpturensammlung and Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art) at the Bode Museum in Berlin. STEPHAN KEMPERDICK is Curator at the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) Berlin. MICHAEL ROTH is Curator at the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin. DIRK SYNDRAM is Deputy Director General of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Collections) and Director of the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) and the Rüstkammer (Armoury) in Dresden. JEFFREY CHIPPS SMITH holds the Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas, Austin.