➯ Hans Holbein Read ➸ Author Derek Wilson – Valtrex-4.us

Hans Holbein One Of The Greatest Artists Of The Renaissance, Hans Holbein The Younger Was Also A Complex And Fascinating Man Who Knew Erasmus, Thomas More, Henry VIII And Many Of The Sixteenth Century S Wielders Of Power And Influence He Developed His Own Distinctive Attitudes Towards Religion, Politics And Social Life As He Moved Among Stalwart Burghers, Merchant Adventurers And The Bejewelled Denizens Of A Glittering Court.The Elizabethan Artist Nicolas Hilliard Recognised Him As The Greatest Master In Portraiture That Ever Was Yet The Range Of Holbein S Talent Went Far Beyond Painting Likenesses He Was Constantly In Demand For Trompe L Oeil Murals And Intricate Jewellery Designs, And He Revolutionized Book Illustration He Produced Catholic Altarpieces And Protestant Propaganda Engravings, Woodcuts And Drawings Depicting The Stories Of The Bible.In This Fascinating Biography, Acclaimed Historian Derek Wilson Gives A Fresh Account Of Holbein S Motives And Paintings, Suggesting That They Included Coded Signals And Propaganda About Political Figures Of The Time Hans Holbein Portrait Of An Unknown Man Is A Controversial Reinterpretation Which Presents The Artist As A Man Inextricably Bound Up In The Stirring Events Of A Creative And Turbulent Age.

➯ Hans Holbein  Read ➸ Author Derek Wilson – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Hans Holbein
  • Derek Wilson
  • English
  • 11 May 2018
  • 1844139182

    10 thoughts on “➯ Hans Holbein Read ➸ Author Derek Wilson – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    Could not finish too much of an art history for me I will check out other works from the author, though, due to the writing being sufficient.


  2. says:

    Holbein is an interesting guy Up to page 220 so far.


  3. says:

    Had high hopes for this one It was ok Full review to come My book blog am not terribly interested in art history but there is something about Hans Holbein the Younger that captures my attention every time I see one of his paintings I was delighted to find a biography about him, though as is always the case with figures we revere, I also learned some things about the gifted painter that I do not especially care for Additionall Had high hopes for this one It was ok Full review to come My book blog am not terribly interested in art history but there is something about Hans Holbein the Younger that captures my attention every time I see one of his paintings I was delighted to find a biography about him, though as is always the case with figures we revere, I also learned some things about the gifted painter that I do not especially care for Additionally, there were some major issues with some of the author s facts and a HUGE bias in favor of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell in particular I ll get to those in a moment.Given the fact that Holbein was an artisan, it is not unexpected that major details of his life were not recorded Wilson has to make guesses at certain points with the information we do have, filling...


  4. says:

    There is a lot of good information about Holbein in here, and biographies of Holbein are scarce Unfortunately I found the prose nearly unbearable I knew in the first chapter when he used colporteurs and politiques in the same sentence that it was going to be a slog The author was constantly trumpeting his own erudition He frequently employed what he must have felt were witty analogies that I simply found annoying He does a fine job establishing the complex political, social and religiou There is a lot of good information about Holbein in here, and biographies of Holbein are scarce Unfortunately I found the prose nearly unbearable I knew in the first chapter when he used colporteurs and politiques in the same sentence that it was going to be a slog The author was constantly trumpeting his own erudition He frequently employed what he must have felt were witty analogies that I simply found annoying He does a fine job establishing the complex political, social and religious background to Holbein s life, bit does he have to liken Protestantism to a disease any hope that the island England might be visited by a weaker strain of the virus or that preventive medicine might lessen its impact proved vain There are equally irritating metaphors throughout Wilson gives two quite different versions of the Thomas More Stephen Va...


  5. says:

    After admiring his portraits in so many books about other people, it was good to finally learn about him A lot of his work makessense now I m still most fascinated by the Anne of Cleves portrait

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