The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance

The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance

by John North
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852854472

ISBN-13: 9781852854478

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Ambassadors' Secret is a radical reinterpretation of one of the world¿s most famous paintings. Holbein¿s celebrated portrait of two French diplomats at the court of Henry VIII has usually been linked to the political and religious unrest of the day. John North shows that the painting has a very different, and previously undetected, central

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The Ambassadors' Secret is a radical reinterpretation of one of the world¿s most famous paintings. Holbein¿s celebrated portrait of two French diplomats at the court of Henry VIII has usually been linked to the political and religious unrest of the day. John North shows that the painting has a very different, and previously undetected, central theme and many other meanings. Far from being random, the objects in The Ambassadors are deliberately, and very accurately, placed. In revealing exactly what they, and the painting, mean, The Ambassadors' Secret opens a remarkable window on the world of the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852854478
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.77(h) x 1.30(d)

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