Monday, 21 May 2007

Temptation in Eden

Lucas Cranach the Elder - Adam and Eve (1526)The Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in London is to hold the first exhibition in Britain devoted to the German Renaissance painter, Lucas Cranach the Elder: Temptation in Eden: Lucas Cranach’s Adam and Eve, from 21 June to 23 September 2007. Adam looks as though he's just discovered gravity. Ouch! And to prove that women wore silly hats long before the Garden of Eden was invented, Cranach's Cupid complaining to Venus (c.1526-30) will be on loan from the National Gallery, London. To compliment its Cranach exhibition, the Courtauld will also show a Special Display of German Drawings, including Albrecht Dürer's One of the Wise Virgins (1493).


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