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Drawing in Cranach´s workshop

Special ExhibitionZeichnen in Cranachs Werkstatt

24. March – 24. June 2018

The ingenious imagery of the Cranach workshop at Wittenberg is fascinating art lovers worldwide for centuries. What was the basis of these perfect compositions? Where there graphic templates and did they survive?
The special exhibition explores these questions and presents the world's largest coherent collection of master drawings from Cranach’s Wittenberg art manufacture.

Outstanding templates for iconographic programs, impressive depictions of saints, portraits of rulers and animal studies – the collection of 86 drawing exercises and master drawings opens a door to the secret methods of one of Renaissance’s most important artistic workshops. The Kronach exhibition offers a unique opportunity to look over Master Lucas, his staff and pupils shoulder.

Not only does this unique collection of drawings originate directly from Cranach’s property, it has just recently been restored and presents itself in perfect condition. For reasons of conservation it will not be on display for years to come.

This exhibition is a cooperation between the City of Kronach, the Graphic Collections of the University Library Erlangen and the Bavarian National Museum Munich. The exhibition is accompanied by a collections catalogue, compiled by the department of art history of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

24. March 2018 to 24. June 2018
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 - 17:30 (closed on Mondays)

Festung Rosenberg
D-96317 Kronach
+49-(0)9261 60410
www.kronach.de
festung@stadt-kronach.de