Looked At! The Fountain of Youth from Lucas Cranach d.Ä.


The Fountain of Youth by Lucas Cranach the Elder is rightly considered a masterpiece of its time and beyond. It shows the mythical fountain of youth that brings back lost youth. A theme that filled many of his contemporaries in the 16th century with longing. The painting tells the whole story around rejuvenation and you could still discover new details even after hours of looking at it. Let us take you on a little discovery tour through Cranach's masterpiece.

Image: Lucas Cranach d.Ä., Der Jungbrunnen. (1546) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders
Animation: Retina Fabrik