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Call for papers--Symposium on Cranach

From: Gunnar Heydenreich <gunnar.heydenreich<-at->
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Call for Papers
International Symposium on Lucas Cranach the Younger and the
Reformation of the Image
20 -22 March 2014, Wittenberg, Germany

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Lucas Cranach the
Younger's (1515 - 1586) birth, the proposed symposium wishes to
focus on the life and work of the artist. Since his father, Lucas
Cranach the Elder, has been the main centre of interest of recent
research and exhibitions, the aim of this conference is for the
first time to delineate more precisely, and to devote proper
critical attention to, the biography and oeuvre of his younger son.

The organisers invite submissions of proposals of up to 900
characters for oral presentations, to be given at the conference in
Wittenberg, Germany, 20-22 March, 2014

For more details please see


Conference Languages are German and English.

Papers addressing any of the following topics are especially

    Cranach the Younger--Biography and network: technical and
    intellectual education; family relationships; contact to
    Reformers, dukes, humanists; political function in Wittenberg; a
    court painter or not?

    The workshop as the location of artistic production:
    relationship of master/pupil (father/son) with consideration of
    more recent technical examinations of paintings; comparison and
    difference between Lucas Cranach the Younger and his brother,
    Hans; the reorganisation of the working process after 1537; the
    meaning and consequences of the alterations to the insignia;
    continuity and change in the oeuvre of Cranach the Younger after
    becoming head of the workshop in 1550, development and
    characteristics until his death in 1586

    The Reformation of imagery (in painting): conception, production
    and dissemination of aesthetic innovations in the genre of
    religious painting (altarpieces, epitaphs etc.); changes in
    secular history painting, portraits and printed images
    (portraits of Reformers, portraits of rulers etc.); what was
    Lucas Cranach the Younger's contribution to the development of
    Reformation imagery? To what extent did he continue the work of
    his father or develop his own? What was the relationship between
    text and image in the work of Cranach the Younger (text in the
    paintings, text over the paintings)? What new insights can be
    deduced for the aesthetic status and semantic structures of
    Reformation imagery

    Cranach the Younger--Reconstruction of his reception: the
    appreciation of Cranach the Younger by following generations and
    his influence on them; the distinction from his father;
    reordering of his oeuvre based on artistic characteristics
    (formal, iconographical, stylistic, technical); positioning of
    the artist within the context of Reformation history
    (sacramental theological debates, image discourse,
    [ecclesio-]political development etc.)

Contributions on these and related topics from the disciplines art
history, technical art history and conservation science, history,
literary studies, ecclesiastical studies etc. are welcome.

Proposals: Proposals should be submitted to
kontakt<-at->cranach-tagung-2014<.>de by 15 October, 2013.

A publication of conference papers in the form of postprints is

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