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ルーカス・クラナッハ（Lucas Cranach der A¨ltere, 1472年 クロナッハ、オーバーフランケン - 1553年10月16日、ヴァイマル）は、ルネサンス期のドイツの画家。同名の息子も画家であるため、ルーカス・クラナッハ（父）と表記されることが多い。クラーナハとも表記される。
Lucas Cranach the Elder (Lucas Cranach der ltere, 1472 October 16, 1553) was a German artist, known for his woodcuts and paintings.
1 Early Life
3 Cranach's Art
4 Gallery of Lucas Cranach the Elder's Works
6 External links
He was born at Kronach in upper Franconia, and learned the art of drawing from his father. It has not been possible to trace his descent or the name of his parents. His name of birth is differently known as Sunder or Sonder. Later he overtook the name of his place of birth. We are not informed as to the school in which he was taught, and it is a mere guess that he took lessons from the south German masters to whom Matthias Grunewald owed his education. But Grunewald practised at Bamberg and Aschaffenburg, and Bamberg is the capital of the diocese in which Cronach lies.
According to Gunderam, the tutor of Cranach's children, Cranach signalized his talents as a painter before the close of the 15th century. He then drew upon himself the attention of the elector of Saxony, who attached him to his person in 1504. The records of Wittenberg confirm Gunderam's statement to this extent that Cranach's name appears for the first time in the public accounts on the 24th of June 1504, when he drew 50 gulden for the salary of half a year, as pictor ducalis.
The above explanation comes from 出典: フリー百科事典"ウィキペディア"