MORITZ GÖTZE - CRANACH GOETHE GÖTZE

MORITZ GÖTZE - CRANACH GOETHE GÖTZE
21.11.2015 - 08.01.2016
Frankfurt
Paintings, Emails and Drawings


As Goethe wrote about Cranach "in respect to truth and blossom" he was "equal with Titian", the poet had no idea that the painter belonged to his ancestors. Lucas Cranach the Elder’s daughter Magdalena was married to the Saxon chancellor Christian Brück. From this line descented Goethe's mother, so Cranach was Goethe’s great-great-grandfather. This is a happy coincidence, and for several years Moritz Götze has developed a massive Goethe-Cranach-obsession...

 



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