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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

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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

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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


How to Find Beauty When Life is Ugly

Hans Holbein’s Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb shows the results of Christ’s suffering with startling realism. It depicts an emaciated and lacerated cadaver in the early stages of putrefaction. 696 more words


Thomas Cromwell: Servant to Henry VIII

Funny how, following the popularity of Hilary Mantel’s fictionalized biography of Thomas Cromwell and their TV and stage dramatisations, the religious wars of the 16th century are being fought all over again. 3,286 more words