Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More (Beautiful) Ginger Artwork

It's getting a bit art-heavy on these pages lately, but I had to share these two images nevertheless. The first is by Hans Holbein and shows the artist's own family - his wife Elsbeth and their children Philipp and Katherina. It's a triumvirate of gingers. In fact, they're supposedly painted to mirror the Virgin Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist.

And this next one is likewise pretty cool. It's painted by the Flemish artist Hans Eworth and shows Henry FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel dressed in the style of a Roman Emperor. Complete with Tyrian purple garb. According to Google Translate the inscription reads Envy torments the author, which is curious.

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