Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images

Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images: An illustrated exploration of the artist, his life and context, with a gallery of his paintings and drawings

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Art, Art History
Hardback Published on: 01/07/2022
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Synopsis

Hans Holbein the Younger's life is discovered through his artworks, his family, his patrons and the people who met him. Born into a family of talented artists, Holbein learnt to be a draughtsman, a painter, a portraitist, and a designer for woodcuts. What could not be taught was his remarkable skill as a portrait painter. From an Augsburg workshop as a youth, he would achieve high status as Painter to the King at the English court of Henry VIII. Holbein had a talent to engage with his clients, proven by repeated commissions. He could capture a moment in time, from Erasmus sitting in his study in Basel, to rich Hanseatic merchants seated in their London offices. His gift as a painter was grounded in a sound knowledge of pigments, practical costings and time required to complete a work. In his lifetime he created a unique portfolio of ground-breaking art, predominantly in portraiture. This glorious and comprehensive volume is both a biography and gallery of his work

  • Publisher: Anness Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780754835288
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 282 x 216 mm

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