Holbein’s The Ambassadors: A Renaissance Puzzle? – Part Two: Symbols

| September 8, 2010

Holbein’s The Ambassadors: A Renaissance Puzzle? – Part Two: Symbols

As I said in my previous article, “Holbein’s The Ambassadors: A Renaissance Puzzle? – Part One: Context”, The Ambassadors is a Renaissance puzzle, a code in a painting, a message to be fathomed. It may look like a portrait of two men, two ambassadors, but in “The Ambassador’s Secret”1, John North writes of how the […]

Holbein’s The Ambassadors: A Renaissance Puzzle? – Part One: Context

| September 8, 2010

Holbein’s The Ambassadors: A Renaissance Puzzle? – Part One: Context

Hans Holbein the Younger’s “The Ambassadors” is a painting I’ve written about before in my article on “Anne Boleyn’s Faith” and it’s a painting I want to look at again because there seem to be so many theories out there regarding this painting and what message it is sending. It is widely known and understood […]