Would Lutherans Riot Today to Keep Didactic Paintings and Sculpture in Their Churches?
I receive daily Google alert messages whenever certain key terms and phrases appear on the InterWebbernet. “Lucas Cranach” is one of the phrases I’m scanning for, or, should I say, that my good friend Mr. Google looks for all the time. Up popped today a journal article reviewing a recent exhibit of the paintings of Lucas Cranach Elder and Younger and their workshop. Wow, it must have been some exhibit! They had to split it up over two venues. The point of the exhibit was to show the connection between Cranach and the court of the Brandenburg rulers and the growing influence of Berlin on the art world of Germany. The first page of the article is provided, and there is a tantalizing last sentence at the bottom of the page.