Content being validated
Women of Renaissance
In 1980, the Unterlinden Museum acquired the “Portrait de femme” (‘Portrait of a Woman’) by the German painter Hans Holbein the Elder (left). This small portrait, painted in 1515 in the late Gothic style, is already influenced by the innovations of the Renaissance. Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German Renaissance painter and engraver. On the right, the panel “La Mélancolie” ('Melancholy') which he painted in 1532, refers to a famous engraving by Albrecht Dürer of the same name. The young woman is pruning a branch, an absurd and empty occupation; the partridges, symbols of lust, are pecking; the children are busy playing. An interesting perspective on Renaissance women.
Read More
Related content

Médias en cours d’exploration