Lucas Cranach, April 6th

Martin and Katie by Lucas Cranach

Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Duerer, (and Michelangelo), Artists Lucas Cranach (1472-1557), a close friend of Martin Luther, was a celebrated painter of portraits and altar pieces and a producer of woodcuts of religious subjects. Albrecht Duerer (1471-1528), a native of Nuernberg, Germany, was one of the most learned of Renaissance artists and also an ardent admirer of Martin Luther. His paintings and woodcuts include examples of the splendor of creation and skilled portrayals of biblical narratives. Both Cranach and Duerer are remembered and honored for the grandeur of their works of art that depict the glory and majesty and the grace and mercy of the triune God.

Source: http://www.LCMS.org Commemorations Biographies

Being a visual person I gravitate towards pictures especially if you wind back time prior to cameras.  Artists painted pictures that were more than just a precision drawing of a person they conveyed spirit and heart (or vices if they wished).  I thank God for people like Cranach and all the artists who have taken the Word of God or the servants of it and given us an image to help us understand the mind of God better.

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