Renaissance & Reformation by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther s 95 Theses this opulent book presents a colorful introduction to Renaissance art and history. aturing more than a hundred outstanding paintings drawings prints sculptures and treasures of the Age of the Reformation this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Du rer Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger Matthias Gru newald and Tilman Riemenschneider among others. By placing these works in their historical context this beautifully illustrated book uses art as a prism through which to consider the religious social and political upheavals of the time. The volume includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects such as traditional imagery and devotion Reformation and polemics court life and culture humanism and reality as well as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive study of a fascinating period in European art history.'