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Brush for Hire

Eamon Duffy: Protestant painting, 19 August 2004

The Reformation of the Image 
by Joseph LeoKoerner.
Reaktion, 494 pp., £29.95, April 2004, 1 86189 172 5
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... with the ultimate: instead, it offered an alternative form of textuality, mere food for thought. Joseph Koerner’s scintillating, learned and eloquent book explores this shift by an extended investigation of the method and meaning of Cranach’s Lutheran paintings, especially the monumental altarpiece he painted for Luther’s own church, the ...

The Labile Self

Marina Warner: Dressing Up, 5 January 2012

Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe 
by Ulinka Rublack.
Oxford, 354 pp., £30, October 2011, 978 0 19 929874 7
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... history of self-fashioning that leads up to Facebook, but it doesn’t form part of the story that Joseph LeoKoerner tells in his tremendous analysis, The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art (1993). Schwarz’s Book of Clothes isn’t mentioned there, and this makes Rublack’s account all the more ...

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