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MASTERPIECES OF ART IN THE CENTURIES / PARIS – Lucas Cranach The Elder: Three Graces

4POST.1Lucas Cranach the Elder, was friends with all of the big hitters of his Renaissance Germany: painter Albrecht Durer, reformist Martin Luther, and the various Electors and Emperors for whom he painted. Apart from being a very successful painter, he was a estimable businessman. The Three Graces (small tempera on panel, which measures 37×24 cm), was painted by him around 1531 and depicts three young women dressed only from the neck up. cranack.1Curiously, perhaps even to you that atmosphere which is enclosed in the painting seem almost modern, observing the torso lightness of his subjects, along with that of the buttocks and leg length. Over the centuries, the small painted table has come a long way, arriving in 2011 in Paris, where you can go for a visit to the Louvre Museum. The small jewel of art, is based on a classic subject of the painting, often used by Cranach. The Museum is one of the most famous in the world (the first for the number of visitors), and to find it you have to go on the “rive droite” of the River Seine, in the first arrondissement, between the Seine and Rue de Rivoli. http://www.louvre.fr/en

 

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