The extraordinarily beautiful art of the 16th century German Master Hans Holbein the Younger will be on display at the Getty
Center until January 9 2022. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the Renaissance culture of scholarship, self-definition, luxury, and wit in the first major presentation of Holbein’s art in the United States.
Known for his compelling, miraculously precise portraits of the wealthy and ambitious denizens of Switzerland and Renaissance England, the exhibition Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance presents some of the artists most sophisticated portraits. Highlighting the master’s artistic versatility, Holbein invites viewers to discover the many intriguing relationships between portraiture and other communicative art forms in the renaissance, including jewels portrait medals, and decorated book binding.
The exhibition also includes several superb portrait drawings lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection at WindsorCastle. These drawings have a long royal provenance originating with Henry VIII, whom Holbein served as court painter.