The German Renaissance, which was part of the Northern Renaissance, was an artistic and cultural advancement that spread among German intellectuals during the 15th and 16th centuries. German humanism evolved at this time in various German states and principalities. Importantly Germany produced two crucial developments that were to dominate the 16th century all over Europe: printing and the Protestant Reformation. Perhaps the most influential artist of the 16th century from this country was Albrecht Dürer. He was known for his painting, printmaking and engraving, as was the artist Lucas Cranach the Elder. Cranach was the court painter to the Electors of Saxony. Their work along with the art of Hans Holbein, the Younger, Mathias Grunewald and members of the Danube School will be discussed in this docent-led talk.