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Let us learn more about the artist by examining a number of quotes from his career, both from Cranach himself but also from other related artists as well as some academics.
Famous Quotes by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Quotes about Lucas Cranach the Elder by Art Historians and Fellow Artists
Cranach the Elder, closely associated with the Protestant Reformation due to his close friendship with Martin Luther, created prints portraying Luther and his family, as well as other Protestant leaders. His other artwork often illustrated Protestant themes printed in pamphlets and distributed to proselytize the faith.TheArtStory.org
Lucas Cranach the Elder embodies the ideals of Renaissance man active not only as a painter and printmaker, but also as an entrepreneur and politician.Cranach Digital Archive
Cranach, who was a close friend of Martin Luther, worked at the court of Saxony. The artist, who was famous for his landscapes, representations of animals and nudes, found Adam and Eve a subject which was ideally suited to his gifts and to which the Lutherans did not object. He and his workshop treated it many times in paintings and prints.The Courtauld Institute of Art
Cranach had a large workshop and many of his works exist in different versions; his son Lucas Cranach the Younger and others continued to create versions of his father's works for decades after his death. He has been considered the most successful German artist of his time. He is commemorated in the liturgical calendars of the Episcopal and Lutheran churches.Wikipedia