I was looking for a graphic for the last post I did and ran into this great observation from a blog post back in 2009.
I came across a picture this week which fascinates me. It was painted by Lucas Cranach, a Reformation era German painter. Cranach knew Luther, and indeed painted the famous picture by which Luther’s face is best known. But Cranach did not only paint what he saw. He also had a habit of expressing theology through painting. Often these theological paintings were for the decoration of Lutheran churches. The one I noticed this week was for the altar in St Mary’s Church in Wittenberg (home town of the Reformation).
This is only a part of the painting. Read More…By Steve B