Baldung Grien, Hans

(ca. 1484-1545)
   German painter and printmaker, trained in the workshop of Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg. He spent most of his active career in Strasbourg, but he lived in Freiburg for several years while working on the altarpiece for its cathedral. His paintings and engravings often were intended to disturb and shock the viewer, and recurrent themes in his work include witchcraft (a notable example is his woodcut of 1510, The Witches' Sabbath) and death.

Historical Dictionary of Renaissance. . 2004.

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