Offended Cupid and Venus by Lucas Cranach

Offended Cupid and Venus by Lucas Cranach

Painting “Offended Cupid and Venus”, size 81.3 x 54.6 cm, wood, oil. Mythological and historical subjects in the paintings of the late period of the work of the German painter Lucas Cranach are treated quite arbitrarily, in an entertaining way. In the artist’s paintings after the 30-ies slip elements of eroticism. The landscape loses its meaning, obeying the stereotyped scheme.

Cranach becomes the ancestor of German Mannerism. In this sense, the late paintings of Lucas Cranach on mythological themes – “The Court of Paris”, “Apollo and Diana”, “Venus with Cupid”, “Venus” and others.

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