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  • The Cranach Altar Painting in St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Weimar, Germany

    09/02/2007 4:51:13 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies · 1,430+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 2 September AD 2007 | Rev. Paul T. McCain
    I've been doing a bit more study and research on the magnificent altar painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger, that graces the chancel of the St. Peter and Paul Church in Weimar, Germany. I've found several helpful resources on the Internet for using this painting to proclaim the Gospel and explain the distinctives of the Lutheran Reformation and its continuing importance for the church. First, I'll show the painting, then I'll post an excellent article on this "Painting That Preaches Christ" and finally I'll offer a German web site that goes into greater detail on the painting.A Painting...
  • Tiny wasps save Cranach altar from woodworm

    03/13/2005 5:05:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 970+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/13/05 | Katy Duke
    A sixteenth-century altar in one of Germany's most historically important cathedrals has been saved from woodworm not by the application of chemicals, but by a swarm of wasps. The Cranach altar in the Erfurt Cathedral was being destroyed by the wood-eating insects, but officials delayed taking action because they feared that chemical treatments might damage its 11 painted panels. Instead they adopted a pioneering technique which may now be emulated in historic buildings across Europe: releasing 3,000 parasitic wasps, which feed on woodworm larvae. The towering wooden altar, riddled with holes, and the large painting above it which also showed...