Temptation in Eden : Lucas Cranach's "Adam and Eve" - the exhibition catalogue from Courtauld available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Temptation in Eden : Lucas Cranach's "Adam and Eve"

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A beautiful as new book about Lucas Cranach's Adam and Eve - the companion book to an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery

Temptation in Eden: Lucas Cranach's 'Adam and Eve' is the catalogue of the first exhibition in Britain devoted to Lucas Cranach the Elder (around 1472-1553). Cranach was one of the greatest and most inventive painters of sixteenth-century Germany, and a personal friend of the Reformation theologian Martin Luther.

Both the exhibition and this catalogue are focused around Cranach's Adam and Eve of 1526, one of the most beloved paintings in the Courtauld collections, and a work ideally suited to the artist's outstanding gifts as a portrayer of landscape, animals and the female nude. This fully illustrated book presents new art historical and conservation research exploring the making and the meaning of this iconic image, and its place in Cranach's artistic production.

Essays explore the first thirty years of the artist's life, Cranach's many depictions of Adam and Eve, how Cranach used the traditions of framing seen in illuminated manuscripts and the possible sources for the work.

A particular highlight of the catalogue are the wonderful double-page reproductions of details from Cranach's Adam and Eve  

A great introduction to this great German artist in English.

  • Author: Stephanie Buck
  • Paperback: 128 pages | 50 colour illustrations
  • Condition: Used - as new 
  • Date published: July 2007
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1903470541
  • Product Dimensions: 26.0 x 21.6 cm

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