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Event Date: 6th Nov 2017 | 13:00
Lunchtime Talk: Cranach, Luther and the Protestant Reformation
National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Five hundred years ago, the German cleric and professor, Martin Luther, initiated the Protestant Reformation. This new theology was significantly popularised by images produced by Luther’s close friend, the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder.
This lecture explores the distinctly German art of Cranach through his innovative religious works as well as his provocative nudes.
The talk is held by James Heard
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.
Admission free, donations welcome.
The National Gallery, supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust.