I love the style and beauty of paintings by Hans Holbein. His portraits are are so sharp and clear, the people have character. His oil paintings have beautiful sumptuous colours but his sketches are delicate.with a limited colour range. He was a real master of his craft. His work still looks modern apart from the costume of his sitters. This programme "Holbein: The Eye of the Tudors" is by the cheeky and irreverent Waldemar Januszczak, who I always enjoy watching. He discusses the use of the Holbein's art as propaganda, especially the iconic wide shouldered, spread legged portrait of Henry. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Workshop_of_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_Portrait_of_Henry_VIII_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg#/media/File:Workshop_of_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_Portrait_of_Henry_VIII_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
It's also interesting to learn Januszcak's take on the painting "The Ambassadors" and it's meanings. You probably know the painting, its the one with 2 men, loads of stuff and a big distorted skull, commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_The_Ambassadors_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg#/media/File:Hans_Holbein_the_Younger_-_The_Ambassadors_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
This programme was originally was shown when Wolf Hall was on in 2015 but is having a re-run. There's only 16 days left to catch it.
Kathryn Bell is an artist and photographer. She knows some stuff and wants to learn more which she'd like to share to help us all improve together. She's got a degree in Environmental Chemistry but promises not to bang on about the environment too much!