Clothing in Tudor portraits

January 27 2015

Video: BBC

I greatly enjoyed Waldemar's film about Holbein - catch it here on iPlayer if you missed it. It was entertaining and informative stuff, which you're guaranteed to get with Waldemar. Some people don't like his rather direct presenting style, but I do, and the great thing about Waldemar's programmes is that you come away not only learning new things, but remembering them too.

Also, he gave us, with his theory on the meaning of Holbein's Ambassadors [National Gallery, London] a proper, ten minute long art history lecture, of the kind you hardly ever get on telly these days. I suspect he gets away with this because he writes and directs everything himself.

Anyway, the film-ette above is an 'extra' he made for the BBC Arts website about clothing in Tudor portraits. Basically, the bigger your codpiece the better.

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