Like Fa­ther, Like Son

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

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.

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