Oh, Lucretia

Erotica // Monday, January 09, 2012
A tragic figure in the history of the Roman Republic, the suicide of Lucretia was a favorite subject of renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, who depicted the scene of her suicide numerous times throughout his life as a court painter. His delicate approach to the morbid tale resulted in exquisitely luminous images that are masterpieces of his era.

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