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The Luther Portraits of the Cranach Workshop

2 April to 19 July 2015

Auf der Wartburg 1
99817 Eisenach
Tel. +49 (0) 3691 2500

Between 1520 and 1546 seven different graphic and painted portrait models of Martin Luther developed in the workshop of Cranach the Elder and Younger.

All these portraits served as propagandistic-documentary and thus promoting didactic purposes. The portrait of Luther thereby assumed a substantial function as ambassador of the reformatory program and complete illustration of his biographical background.

The exhibition presents this typology and is concerned with the organization of the Wittenberg workshop. Painted and graphic portraits of the monk and reformer are focal point that are supplemented by Luther portraits of further contemporaries later as well as, complemented by father and son Cranach quoting examples of painting and graphic art. They show that the Wittenberg workshop model of the Luther portrait has remained current in contemporary art up to today.

Opening times:
8:30 am– 5 pm (last tour)
The exhibition is to be visited with in scope of the guidance and museum tour.

Admission fees
Tour through the Palas including sightseeing of museum with special exhibition:
Adult - 9.00 €,
Pupil, student – 5.00 €
Groups starting with 25 people – 8.00 €

Sightseeing of museum with Cranach exhibition:
Adult - 5.00 €,
Pupil, student – 3.00 €
Children under six receive free entrance

Thematic special tours through the Cranach exhibition are possible daily: (Registration Telephone Number: +49 (0)3691 250 220)
Price: Museum entrance + flat-rate 30.00 €

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