Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg vor dem Gekreuzigten
Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (1472-1553)

Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg vor dem Gekreuzigten,

1520/25
Material / Technology / Carrier
Tannenholz (Abies alba)
Dimensions of the object
158,4 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
3819
Acquisition
1829 aus der Stiftskirche zu Aschaffenburg durch Ankauf erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg vor dem Gekreuzigten, 1520/25, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Znxw0D7LXg (Last updated on 10.03.2022)
Cranach shows Albrecht von Brandenburg (1490–1545) at prayer. He is gazing into the distance; in his mind’s eye Albrecht sees an image of Christ on the Cross as shown to the viewer. In this painting Cranach not only reveals his empathy as a Christian but also his skill as a colourist. The large area of red created by the robe and cushion forms a sharp contrast to the surrounding area, in the same way that Christ’s scourged body does to the dark sky. See also Grünewald’s painting of St Erasmus and St Maurice.

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