Description of the painting by Hans Holbein “Self-portrait”

Description of the painting by Hans Holbein Self portrait

The artist creates a small self-portrait. In doing so, he uses mean means. It is to them, he resorts in his work more and more often.

Traditionally, Holbein portrayed his models on an absolutely neutral background. But here he makes it golden to remind of the Middle Ages. In those days, this color was a symbol of heaven. This technique allows you to translate the image into a certain exalted plan.

Holbein most clearly conveys every detail of his appearance. His face is a little wide, his eyes mow slightly, his bushy beard has a short length.

The look is impressive with particular concentration. We see that they show an incredibly sincere interest in everything that happens. But at the same time, only a person who is used to looking at everything from an incredibly wide angle can see it. It is so characteristic of looking at the world by a real artist. A close look allows you to very widely cover the entire panorama.

Holbein portrays himself in reverse. But at the same time, the viewer feels on himself the inquisitive gaze of his wise dark eyes. Regular features and tightly compressed lips tell us that the painter is a strong-willed person. You can feel his wisdom and a special view of the world.

The painter skillfully uses flowers. Brush strokes are striking with special expressiveness. Shades of brown and blue create a special harmony. Holbein writes an incredibly lively portrait. It seems another moment, and the artist will smile at the audience or say something.

Before us is the masterwork of the portrait painter. Before writing each picture, the artist first watched the model. At the same time, he sought to identify the main traits of a person’s character. As a result, he gave a very accurate and necessarily complete description. In the same way he works on his self-portrait. As a result, he manages to notice the main features of his character and portray them.

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