Hans Holbein the Younger was the leading artist of the Northern Renaissance, yet his life and work are not nearly as well-documented as those of his contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. That omission has been remedied with this acclaimed study by Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein chronicles the life and oeuvre of Holbein (1497/8–1543), as Bätschmann and Griener apply their considerable knowledge to explore the full range of cultural and social influences that affected him and his work. The artist’s friendships with leading thinkers such as Erasmus and Thomas More, the development of his painting style, and the cultural influences on his work are all discussed here in this unparalleled and in-depth biography that will be essential to the bookshelf of every art lover. This second edition includes an expanded introduction and additional images.
|Publisher:||Reaktion Books, Limited|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised and Expanded|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Oskar Bätschmann is professor of the history of art at the University of Bern and the author of Giovanni Bellini, also published by Reaktion Books. Pascal Griener is professor of the history of art at the Institute of Art History in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Revised Second Edition: Holbein the Younger’s Patrons and Networks
Artistic Competition and Self-definition
Figure and Movement, Invention and Narration
Monumental Decorative Works
Religious Works: The Making of Erasmian Art
Italian and Northern Art
The Portrait, Time and Death