In Germany there is a big revival of interest in Lucas Cranach as an artist. You have got to see this video based on an exhibit in Weimar. It includes remarkable closeups of Cranach’s famous altarpiece in the Weimar church, the one with the artist’s self-portrait inserted into a Crucifixion scene, with Christ’s blood–thanks to Luther’s preaching and what happens in Holy Communion at this altar–arcing onto the artist’s head.
See the video after the jump. It’s in German, but that doesn’t matter! (Those of you who understand German, please tell us some of the points made in the video.) [Read more…]