Hans Holbein the Younger German Renaissance painter
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- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) Renaissance German famous painter, best at oil painting and prints, belongs to the northern European Renaissance artists, to draw portraits known.
Darmstadt Madonna, with donor portraits
146.5 * 102 cm, 1526, basswood egg painting, hidden in the city of Darmstadt Palace Museum in Germany.
Appreciation: The donor (client) of this painting is the mayor of Basel, Jacob Meyer Hansen. In the picture, the Virgin is holding the baby, surrounded by a devout and firm belief in the Catholic family, including Mayor Hansen, his wife, wife and several children. This is a very typical commissioned work, the donor is usually in order to express their faith in the faith and pray for the early death of the early bliss, the aristocratic class widely popular commissioned by the artist to integrate with their families in the saints portrait inside.
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam writing
36.8 * 30.5 centimeters, 1523 years, paper egg painting, hidden in the Basel Museum of Switzerland (another similar composition in the Louvre in Paris)
The protagonist: Erasmus, then Nederland has a distinctive anti-feudal, anti-church thought of humanism scholars, but also "fool" a book author. This is one of the three paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger.
Appreciation: sideways eyes closed portrait is the most difficult to express the attitude, because this structure left to the artist's performance space is minimal, must be very simple vivid body or expression of the vivid portrayal and achieve a finishing touch effect. In this picture, the focus is on the faces and hands of the characters. Through the narrow eyes of the characters, the closed lips and the beautiful bridge of the delicate description of the performance of amiable, respectable and can be an external image of the strong and brave, smart and wise, calm and healthy inner world, vivid.
Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling
54 * 38.7 cm, 1528, oak egg painting, hidden in the National Museum of London
Appreciation: Hans Holbein the Younger The first visit to England during the period (1526-1528) was drawn, the starling and chained squirrels implied the name of the master of the painting, Norfolk County Lovell family badge was squirrel, this Is a couple of two portraits. In the early 14th century British portraits, women and children were mostly squirrels or monkeys, and men appeared at the same time as the Falcons.