Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau: Lucas Cranach the Elder

Lucas Cranach the Elder: Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau

Lucas Cranach the Elder is perhaps, along with his contemporary Albrecht Durer, the most famous artist of the German Renaissance and his work Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau from 1544 demonstrates this.

This scene, painted in honour of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is packed with figures and action, with deer, hunting dogs and mounted horsemen. The flux of the foreground is markedly contrasted with the stability of the background castle that speaks of political stability.

Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau is in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain

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