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The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein (1553)

From the opulence on display in ‘The Ambassadors’, one could easily take this work by Hans Holbein to be concerned with the arrogance of wealth. As the eye moves across the canvas it encounters numerous statements of power. 610 more words

Art History

From Dance of Death, published 1538.

16th Century

The Ambassadors - Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger, son of Hans Holbein the Elder, was born in Augsburg during the year 1497. He left for Basel in 1515, where he created many frescoes and religious paintings, including Madonna and Child. 394 more words


Back to the Basics with Catherine Opie

Art Review by Joe Karlovec

Contemporary photographer and Ohio native Catherine Opie breathes life back into two traditional genres of art in ‘Portraits and Landscapes’, on view until August 2nd, 2015 at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. 479 more words

Art Reviews


Semiotics defines a sign as having two components, the physical form and the concept that it triggers; the signifier and the signified. Where there is no natural connection between these two components the sign is considered to be arbitrary or symbolic. 1,996 more words

Roland Barthes

Amenable Women

Book Review: Amenable Women

Mavis Cheek, Amenable Women.  Faber and Faber Ltd, London, 2008 (Pbk)

I first became aware of Amenable Women by reading a short review in… 789 more words

Dottie Tales

My Holbein Painting - finished today!

I really enjoyed working on this piece even though it was a lot of work! I took my inspiration from a Hans Holbein drawing. My old drawing instructor encouraged me to study Holbein’s drawings. 90 more words