Unformatted text preview: since the vast majority of people were stuck in the limbo between the Catholic Church and the Protestants. The intended function of Lane’s cartoon is to draw attention to the reader that there are much bigger problems going on in the country than a prostitution scandal, yet all the news seems to be centered on Eliot Spitzer. Cranach’s print was intended to persuade people that may not be sure about the Catholic takeover that Catholicism is a strict, dark religion based on punishment and to be a Protestant is to be showered in God’s good will. This is a propaganda print trying to show society that Protestantism is a much better choice of religion with more positive and glorious outcomes. Mike Lanes cartoon is just an ink drawing which has been copied in the printing presses in order to be included in the Baltimore Sun. Cranach’s print is a work carved into wood, then covered with ink to be pressed onto paper mediums....
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- Spring '08
- Christianity, Protestant Reformation, Cranach