Hans Holbein

23 06 2017

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Hans Holbein was one of the greatest portrait painters of Europe. But, God his subjects were homely. Perhaps most of them were Dutch. I lived in Belgium for four years and I have to say that these same faces appear everywhere you go. And they are not pretty. But… they are honest. Straight forward. And they are amused as much by their own short comings as they are by the fate of man in the world. It is this courage that you see so often on the canvas. It says ‘this is who I am. Accept me.’

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