The free online research database dedicated to paintings and archival documents related to Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472 – 1553), his sons and their workshop.
Unrestricted access to comprehensive documentation and the results of interdisciplinary art historical, historical, technical and scientific research.
"The future of Cranach scholarship is not on paper, but in the form of the Cranach Digital Archive."
The Art Newspaper
„Mit dieser mustergültigen Plattform hat der auf Herrschaftswissen basierende Oeuvrekatalog ausgedient.“
13,700 high resolution images
6,000 text pages in German and English
345 archival documents
3,150 bibliographical references
1,235 infrared reflectograms
and many more
An initiative by the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf und Cologne University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with 212 museums, research institutions, church communities and private collections in 26 countries. The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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In cooperation with our partners the cda-team has examined over 1015 paintings in 118 collections and churches employing new methods such as digital infrared reflectography