Hans Holbein: Portrait Artist of the Tudor Dynasty with Sabry Amroussi

Hans Holbein: Portrait Artist of the Tudor Dynasty with Sabry Amroussi


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Join us as we explore the Renaissance culture of scholarship, self-definition, luxury, and wit in this interactive conversation–featuring some of the most captivating portraits ever painted in European art history. 

In Switzerland and England, the 16th-century German artist Hans Holbein the Younger created portraits for many patrons, including scholars, politicians, and courtiers. Holbein’s drawings and paintings, enriched by inscriptions and evocative objects, offer richly detailed visual statements of personal identity. 

When Holbein emerged on the competitive European artistic scene in 1515, portraiture had only recently become fashionable among wealthy patrons outside royal and aristocratic circles. A versatile artist with exceptional skills as a draftsman and painter, Holbein rendered the physical appearance of various sitters with great precision. At the same time, his ingenious compositions conveyed their values and ideals. 

Led by an expert Art Historian, we journey through the impressive collection left behind by this masterful portrait artist. Designed to inspire curiosity as well as future travels, participants will learn about the art of portraiture in Renaissance-era Europe. 

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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M.S. (New York, US)
A genius of an artist presented by an outstanding art historian

Holbein is just spectacular. And Sabry did a fantastic job giving us an in-depth look at just how great he was.

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A. (Santa Monica, US)
Excellent presentation

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M.B.G. (East Northport, US)

A very informative entertaining presentation. I learned so much.

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B.B.F. (Arlington, US)

The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC currently has the most significant Hans Holbein show in the US in 40 years through May 15. Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his subject bring these paintings to life as only he can do.
Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his

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B.B.F. (Arlington, US)
Perfect timing for this lecture

The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC currently has the most significant Hans Holbein show in the US in 40 years through May 15. Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his subject bring these paintings to life as only he can do.
Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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(5)
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M.S. (New York, US)
A genius of an artist presented by an outstanding art historian

Holbein is just spectacular. And Sabry did a fantastic job giving us an in-depth look at just how great he was.

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A. (Santa Monica, US)
Excellent presentation

Guest did not leave comment

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M.B.G. (East Northport, US)

A very informative entertaining presentation. I learned so much.

B
B.B.F. (Arlington, US)

The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC currently has the most significant Hans Holbein show in the US in 40 years through May 15. Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his subject bring these paintings to life as only he can do.
Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his

B
B.B.F. (Arlington, US)
Perfect timing for this lecture

The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC currently has the most significant Hans Holbein show in the US in 40 years through May 15. Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his subject bring these paintings to life as only he can do.
Sabry’s unique brilliance and enthusiasm for his