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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


On Zombies and Sameness

This image comes from a series of sixteenth-century woodcuts called “The Dance of Death,” by Hans Holbein:

The caption comes from the Bible, from Revelation… 196 more words


Mrs Jane Small and Hans Holbein

It’ll come as a bit of a shock if you don’t already know it but this portrait is only five centimeters in diameter. She’s a miniature or as the Tudors would have known it – a limming or limning.   600 more words

Sixteenth Century

Erasmus and Holbein

Erasmus and humanism go hand in hand. And it was through Erasmus that Holbein was able to make his way to England with a letter of introduction. 387 more words

Sixteenth Century

Archbishop Wareham

William Wareham left Oxford in 1488 to follow a career in the ecclesiastical courts. His reputation was such that he was soon being sent abroad on diplomatic missions. 381 more words

Sixteenth Century