ISBN: PB: 9783791387383

Prestel Publishing

March 2022

112 pp.

21x17 cm

55 colour illus.

PB:
£9,99
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Masters of Art

Holbein

This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career.

16th-century Europe was a time of unprecedented economic expansion, cross-cultural trade, religious upheaval, warring empires, and scientific advancement. With unfettered access to the court of Henry VIII, Hans Holbein had a front-row seat to the royal drama and intrigue, and his detailed, highly narrative portraits tell us much about aristocracy. This volume features dozens of full-page reproductions of Holbein's key works accompanied by extensive commentary that explores his masterful portraits of prominent European figures such as Thomas More, Erasmus, and Thomas Cromwell. It also reveals the artist's talent in other media, such as woodcuts, frescoes, jewelry, and metalwork. Reproductions of these items, as well as Holbein's exquisite, palm-sized miniatures and his highly detailed studies in pencil, chalk, and ink illuminate an artist of unparalleled versatility and impressive commercial acumen.

About the Author

Florian Heine is a photographer, art historian, author and publisher. As an author he has written several books about art and photography. Florian Heine was responsible for the script of the TV-series "The first time – How new things came into art", that is based upon one of his books, and he has even stood in front of the camera as an expert for the arts. As a photographer he works in the fields of art, advertising, and industry. He has written many books for Prestel, for both children and adults, including "13 Art Inventions Children Should Know" and "Photography: Groundbreaking Moments".