Thursday, 25 June 2020

beweinung christi

Having determined that the artwork through an extensive investigation was looted from an institution in Wrocล‚aw (Breslau) by the Nazis during World War II, the national museum in Stockholm will repatriate The Lamentation of Christ, executed circa 1538 by the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder (see previously) whose portfolio—especially in later works like this, reflect the development of theology and religious sensibilities in symbolism and iconography of the Reformation and those countervailing forces. The mourners have a strange tronie-like quality (probably depicting patrons connected to the commission) disconcertingly emotive but Jesus does have some ashy knees.