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Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher

John Fisher, Hans Holbein the Younger

Today is the feast day of Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher, both executed for their refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII as the head of the Church of  England. 179 more words



The 16th century meets 21st century: Pablo Garcia makes temporary tattoos of memento mori skull, a la Hans Holbein the Younger’s 1533 oil painting “The Ambassadors.” A reminder of mortality, Garcia encourages us to place the skull image on our index finger and point at others (and ourselves), bringing the anamorphic skull to life in proper proportions. 107 more words

Art History

Gemälde Galerie de Berlin: Le mausolée des chefs-d'oeuvre

Nous sommes en 1998. Le Kulturforum de Berlin ouvre ses portes, tout près du centre financier de la Posdamer Platz. Comme un contrepoint à l’ 921 more words


Tudor Painting

The Family of Thomas More, painting by Hans Holbein

Art Works

The Flanders Mare - Anne of Cleves

Prior to her marriage Anne of Cleves used the emblem of two white swans which stood for innocence and honesty or sincerity. They were also supporters of the Cleves badge coming as they did from the story of one of Anne’s ancestors who was guided down the Rhine by a pair of swans. 455 more words

Sixteenth Century

A weekend in a work of art

In September 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Twitter feed asked which work of art people would spend the weekend in if they could. I’ve been musing this one for a while, because it’s not immediately obvious to someone whose spiritual home begins and ends with A for Abstract. 373 more words

Philip Melanchthon, after Hans Holbein the Younger

Oil on canvas panel, 5″ x 7″

This is Philip Melanchthon, a German reformer during the Protestant Reformation who co-labored along side Martin Luther. Luther was an outgoing preacher while Melanchthon was more of a gentle theologian. 205 more words