Self Portrait after Hans Holbein the Younger

The art club invited a speaker on ‘Symbolism in Art’ last week and the follow up workshop asked members to include ideas from the talk in their work. Unfortunately due to the weather the workshop was cancelled so I took on the challenge at home.

There have been some fascinating TV programmes and exhibitions on Hans Holbein the Younger recently and I’ve been interested in his amazing sketches of the rich and powerful of his time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_portrait_drawings_by_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger

So I’ve had a go at a self portrait in his style. Included are some symbols that represent my children and my interests.

Holbein

Self Portrait after H Holbein the Younger

Holbein used ink, chalk and metalwork on a prepared pink paper. I employed the time honoured use of tea bags, colouring crayons and drawing ink.

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