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Lautensack’s Early Diagrams

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This chapter analyzes Paul Lautensack's first surviving drawings in detail. It begins with single-leaf drawings by Lautensack, which can be dated to the years 1531-351 and which are now kept in the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett. Although the exact chronology of Lautensack's drawings is unclear, four leaves depicting the Evangelists reflect the most primitive stage of his speculative imagery. Lautensack's other two series of single-leaf drawings, consist of twelve parts each. They illustrate two of the principal prayers of Christendom, the Pater noster and the Credo. Besides the Father Lautensack illustrated the Apostles' Creed, a profession of faith that, despite not coming from the Bible, was highly respected by virtually all Reformers. The layout of Lautensack's Creed drawings is similar to that of block-books that show beneath the illustration of each article the Apostle who was its author and a Prophet who had foretold it.

Keywords: Apostles' Creed; Berlin Kupferstichkabinett; Bible; Christendom; Credo; Evangelists; Paul Lautensack's drawings; Reformers



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