Holbein Variations

Portrait of Barbara Jacot

Die Basler Portraits -
Holbein Variations (2006-2008)

A Photo Series 1-9
A Drawing
Two Paintings

These variations originate from the exhibition of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498-1543) held at the Kunstmuseum Basel. I often visited the exhibition and drew sketches of the women seen on the paintings and prints. I concentrated on a female subject because it was presented in more diverse roles: as an esteemed, rich matron, a fashion mannequin, or as a caring mother of Jesus.

Even though the paintings were marvelous, after a while my concentration shifted to the real people in the museum space. I showed my drawings to the museum guard and asked them to pose for my camera in the positions of the “Holbein’s women”.

Details:

Portrait of Herr Giuseppe Moretti (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Herr Tapan Das (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Frau Silvia Rodel (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Herr Jörg Schmid (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Herr Heinz Bäder (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Douple Portrait of Frau Claudia Bosshard
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 70 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Herr Marcel Schmöller (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Herr Andres Schöler (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 35 cm x 35 cm.
Chromogenic Print

Portrait of Frau Silvia Rodel (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 110 cm x 120 cm.
Acryl on Canvas

Portrait of Herr Jörg Schmid (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 110 cm x 120 cm.
Acryl on Canvas

Group portrait (a Holbein Variation)
From the series ”Basel Portraits”
2008
Size 155 cm x 300 cm.
Ink on Paper