Lucas Cranach the Elder
Painting Materials, Techniques and Workshop Practice
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
This study provides the first comprehensive description of the materials, techniques and studio practices of German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. Gunnar Heydenreich draws on detailed technical examination of Cranach’s paintings, as well as analysis of documentary sources, to explain the characteristic elements of more than three hundred of Cranach’s paintings. In the process, Heydenreich provides unprecedented insight into the material and technical history of Renaissance painting in Germany.