MEMS Lecture Series. Portraits of Luther, from Lucas Cranach to Today
Lyndal Roper, History, University of Oxford
It is 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses in Wittenberg and the Reformation began. But without the artist Lucas Cranach, who lived around the corner, would Luther’s Reformation have been so successful? Images were central to the Reformation and the Cranach workshop produced an extraordinary series of portraits of Luther through each stage of his life. Finally, the Reformation anniversary has inspired some powerful new images of the reformer: What does Luther look like now?
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