Cranach painting updates

Paul McCain has put up some more material on his blog devoted to that Lucas Cranach altarpiece.  He includes some exposition of the figures in the painting and what they mean.  Note the self-portrait of Cranach, who shows the blood of Christ shooting out from His wounds upon himself.  That’s a powerful confession of faith from the great artist.  Go to A Painting That Preaches Christ.

""Reasoned consideration" is not happening. University of Texas in removing their statues [all related to ..."

Today’s Iconoclastic Outbreak
"I suspect this sudden desire to destroy the physical memory embodied by monuments was enabled ..."

Today’s Iconoclastic Outbreak
"Yeah, lots of people in the suburbs of my city are scared of the "bad ..."

What cities have the best quality ..."
"If the criteria for smashing a monument is because it positively depicts a slave owner...That ..."

Today’s Iconoclastic Outbreak
Follow Us!
POPULAR AT PATHEOS Evangelical
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • http://cyberbrethren.typepad.com/cranachinweimar/ Rev. PTM

    I’ve now put up a much more comprehensive explanation of the painting. I was, at first, going to move through the various elements in the painting more slowly, but …. I could not wait. The painting’s story has to be told all at once. I used a piece I found on the Internet many years ago, and revised and edited it.

    The other feature that I think viewers will like is that I clipped out various parts of the painting and they may be viewed at a much larger size by clicking on them.

    A feature of the painting that I’ve not noticed mentioned before is that man is being driven by the guilt of his sin into the fires of hell, which are shooting out of the same mountain from which Cranach shows the Risen Christ emerging, victorious over mankind’s ancient enemies: death, Hell and Satan! A powerful sermon right there alone.

  • http://cyberbrethren.typepad.com/cranachinweimar/ Rev. PTM

    I’ve now put up a much more comprehensive explanation of the painting. I was, at first, going to move through the various elements in the painting more slowly, but …. I could not wait. The painting’s story has to be told all at once. I used a piece I found on the Internet many years ago, and revised and edited it.

    The other feature that I think viewers will like is that I clipped out various parts of the painting and they may be viewed at a much larger size by clicking on them.

    A feature of the painting that I’ve not noticed mentioned before is that man is being driven by the guilt of his sin into the fires of hell, which are shooting out of the same mountain from which Cranach shows the Risen Christ emerging, victorious over mankind’s ancient enemies: death, Hell and Satan! A powerful sermon right there alone.