Like Father, Like Son
Said to be the most successful German artist of his time, Lucas Cranach the Elder was one of the first painters to mass-produce his art for communication purposes. Some say that his countless reproductions of the Martin Luther portrait we all know were crucial to the success of the Reformation. This month, the Gemäldegalerie (p. 43) presents an interactive exhibition for kids focusing on eight of Cranach’s famous paintings. Only a few steps away from where the original works hang, children will travel back in time to the little town in Wittenberg where the Cranachs lived. The images of the great artist will spring to life, with office phones ringing busily in Cranach’s atelier as kids rush around making appointments, turn colorful cutouts into shadow puppets, and dress up and dance in period costumes. Until 12 April.