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Hans holbein the younger The astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer (mk45) oil painting


The astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer (mk45)
Painting ID::  25875
Hans holbein the younger
The astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer (mk45)
1528 Oil on panel. 83x67cm Paris,Musee du Louvre

   
   
     

Hans holbein the younger Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45) oil painting


Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)
Painting ID::  25904
Hans holbein the younger
Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)
c.1523 Oil on panel 42x32cm Paris,Museee du Louvre

   
   
     

Hans holbein the younger Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45) oil painting


Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)
Painting ID::  25968
Hans holbein the younger
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)
1523 Oil on panel 76x51cm

   
   
     

Hans holbein the younger Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26733
Hans holbein the younger
Self-Portrait
mk52 c.1540-3 Coloured chalks on paper 32x26cm Uffizi,Florence

   
   
     

Hans holbein the younger Portrait of an Old Man oil painting


Portrait of an Old Man
Painting ID::  28731
Hans holbein the younger
Portrait of an Old Man
mk61 Oil on panel 62x47cm

   
   
     

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     Hans holbein the younger
     b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.[2] He also produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school. Born in Augsburg, Holbein worked mainly in Basel as a young artist. At first he painted murals and religious works and designed for stained glass windows and printed books. He also painted the occasional portrait, making his international mark with portraits of the humanist Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. When the Reformation reached Basel, Holbein worked for reformist clients while continuing to serve traditional religious patrons. His Late Gothic style was enriched by artistic trends in Italy, France, and the Netherlands, as well as by Renaissance Humanism. The result was a combined aesthetic uniquely his own. Holbein travelled to England in 1526 in search of work, with a recommendation from Erasmus. He was welcomed into the humanist circle of Thomas More, where he quickly built a high reputation. After returning to Basel for four years, he resumed his career in England in 1532. This time he worked for the twin founts of patronage, Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell. By 1535, he was King's Painter to King Henry VIII. In this role, he produced not only portraits and festive decorations but designs for jewellery, plate, and other precious objects. His portraits of the royal family and nobles are a vivid record of a brilliant court in the momentous years when Henry was asserting his supremacy over the English church. Holbein's art was prized from early in his career. The French poet and reformer Nicholas Bourbon dubbed him "the Apelles of our time".[3] Holbein has also been described as a great "one-off" of art history, since he founded no school.[4] After his death, some of his work was lost, but much was collected, and by the 19th century, Holbein was recognised among the great portrait masters. Recent exhibitions have also highlighted his versatility.

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