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Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 - 1553) German, Northern Renaissance

Adam and Eve c. 1533

one of the greatest paintings of all time

Key Descriptive Words  and Phrases associated with Painters of the Northern Renaissance rebirth, Antwerp, commerce, northern Europe, merchant class, Bruges, mythological scenes, genre painting, landscapes, portraits, scenes of daily life, Christian symbolism. moralizing overtones, human vices, lust,  publication of Della Pittura, a book about the laws of mathematical perspective for artists,  spiritually significant,  illuminated manuscript,  idealized biblical themes, scriptorium, illuminator,  Age of Discovery, axonometric drawing, curiosity about the natural world,  realistic use of colors and  light, allegorical, Gospel parables, The Blackdeath,  landscapes with peasants

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Refrences -  The French Impressionists (1860-1900), by Camille Mauclair