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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


At last, Richard gets a smidgeon of the Renaissance credit he's due....

English Costume from William I to George IV by Dion Clayton Calthrop, published 1937.

I have just received this book, and of course turned immediately to the reign of Richard III. 247 more words

Gorgeous Photo Mash-ups Bring Classic Paintings to Life in 21st-Century Kiev

Great art is constantly reminding us that the past was not so different from the present — that even as human circumstances change, human emotions and interactions remain largely the same. 137 more words


Book reviews - Loyalty and Honour by Matthew Lewis

Loyalty and Honour are two books by Matthew Lewis that very cleverly spans across two reigning families, the Plantagenets and the Tudors. Both books alternate between eras effortlessly with Hans Holbein linking the two eras. 738 more words

Henry VIII

Gregory Cromwell - Thomas Cromwell's son

Gregory, born about 1520, was the only son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cromwell. Gregory’s two legitimate sisters died along with his mother of sweating sickness when Gregory was nine. 387 more words

Sixteenth Century