This term we have been looking at artists from the Renaissance period, paying particular attention to those who were active during the reign of The Tudors. We have looked at Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Holbein in particular. We have enjoyed using pastels, pencil and water colours to recreate snapshots of some of their most famous paintings. We also used their influence in our own portraits of each other.
We really enjoyed studying and interpreting Hans Holbein the Younger's paintings. 'The Ambassadors' even linked with our maths topic on division! Holbein was famous for his portraits of Tudor nobility, most notably his portrait of Henry VIII. We found out his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, was also a Renaissance painter and studied his painting of the nativity 'Kaisheimer Altar: Geburt Christi'. We used this painting as inspiration for our Christmas cards.