Friday, October 05, 2007

Lucas Cranach Sr - The Last Judgement

The above pictures are from a painting (oil on wood) of the Last Judgement, dated between 1525 and 1530. Painting found thanks to this Flickr photo collection.

"Lucas Cranach the Elder's depiction of "The Origins of the Papacy," printed in Luther's The Papacy at Rome, Founded by the Devil (1545). The work shows the pope being born of the devil's shit and being suckled and reared by demons." - quote and image source.

The above woodcut from 1512 by Cranach is one of the earlier depictions of a werewolf.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I didn't realize demons had so many ridiculously sagging breasts. Hehehehehehe!