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Immensity, though, spells death to the man it attracts; a kind of vertigo or horror siezes him who sets himself and his precarious egotistic attitude against those infinitely present deeps, infinitely absent too. 94 more words


to eat the arc

when we arrived at the

gorgeous port at sunrise, he asked

where the ticket office was.  she told him to

step on the sand and… 32 more words

Painting by Hans Holbein in 1533

The following description is from The National Gallery:

This picture memorialises two wealthy, educated and powerful young men. On the left is Jean de Dinteville, aged 29, French ambassador to England in 1533.

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The Hanseatic League in London

What was founded in the twelfth century and had become known by the thirteenth as the Hanseatic League was  essentially an  alliance of mercantile  guilds in maritime cities bordering the North Sea and Baltic, extending from Edinburgh in Scotland in the west to Novgorod in Russia in the east. 211 more words

London History

Hans Holbein

Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger is one of history’s most famous painters and it is thanks to his great skill and talent that we have so many paintings dedicated to the people of Henry VIII’s reign, including the great King himself. 1,052 more words

Famílias de Artistas: A família Holbein I

Numa visita ao Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga para escolher temas para trabalhos da universidade, encontrei uma pintura pela qual fui, imediatamente, cativada. Tratava-se de uma representação da Virgem com o Menino entre anjos e santas, a imagem em destaque deste post, que me atraiu pela beleza do seu detalhe, a vivacidade do colorido e a riqueza da sua iconografia. 1,712 more words

Resurrection / Auferstehung / Anastasis

Spent the last couple of days working on the metaphor of standing in Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot. A copy of Hans of Holbein’s painting of the dead Christ hanging in Rogozhin’s apartment  is key to my thinking, raising questions of death and resurrection, of horizontality and verticality in discussions between several characters of the novel. 412 more words