This exhibition centres on German art from the late 15th to the mid-16th centuries with a particular focus on two issues: the artist’s image of his world and the role that these images played in particular areas such as religion, politics and war. It also analyses the relationship between the autochthonous ideas of German culture at this period and exterior influences, principally those of the Italian Renaissance. The two key figures in the exhibition are Dürer and Cranach the Elder but visitors will also see works by other important artists of this lengthy period.