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.
Cranach painting updates
About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.