No. 523: Hans Holbein, the Elem Pomo

Episode No. 523 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Anne T. Woollett and Shannon Vittoria.

With Austėja Mackelaitė and John T. McQuillen, Woollett is a co-curator of “Hans Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance,” which is at the J. Paul Getty Museum through January 9, 2022. The exhibition presents Hans Holbein the Younger as German but transnational, and situates his portraiture between not only influential court figures, but the leading intellectuals of contemporary Switzerland and England.

Remarkably, it is the first major Holbein exhibition in the US. Co-organized with the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, “Holbein” features over 50 objects including 33 Holbein paintings and drawings. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the Getty. Amazon offers it for about $50.

Along with Elizabeth Kornhauser, Vittoria is the co-curator of “Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo.” Vittoria wrote the essay on the Elem Pomo work included in the exhibition for The Met Bulletin that functions as the show’s catalogue. The Bulletin is not available via the web, but it may be purchased for $14.95 at the Met or via phone by calling 212-570-3894 and asking for item number 80054339. Tavernier’s work was the subject of Episode No. 515.

Instagram: Shannon Vittoria, Tyler Green.

Air date: November 11, 2021.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Mary, Lady Guildford, 1527.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Roundel Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, ca. 1532

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527.

Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), ca. 1526-28.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Benedikt von Hertenstein, 1517.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Bonifacius Amerbach, 1519.

Hans Holbein the Younger, The Astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer, 1528.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Derick Berck of Cologne, 1536.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Richard Southwell, 1536.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Richard Southwell (detail), 1536.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Thomas Cromwell, 1532-33.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Tantalus, 1535-40.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Medallion of Lot and His Family, Guided by an Angel, Fleeing from Sodom, from the “Jewellery Book,” 1532-43.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of a Hanseatic Merchant, 1538.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of a Lady, Probably a Member of the Cromwell Family, ca. 1535-40.

Pomo artist, ca. 1905.

Ethel Jamison Bogus, ca. 1900.

Carleton Watkins, At the Rancherie, 1863.

Pomo Artist, ca. 1875.



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