Spooky Art: The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors
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Today, Hans Holbein the Younger is primarily known as one of the greatest portrait artists of the sixteenth century. He is particularly famous for a rather striking painting of King Henry VIII. However, today I’m going to be talking about Holbein’s spookiest masterpiece: The Ambassadors.

At first glance, The Ambassadors is a straightforward portrait of two french…