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Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'

Duration: 02:31

John Berger discusses Holbein's painting 'Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors')' and points out that while this painting has many subjects the overriding theme and purpose of the painting is to display wealth and entitlement.

Available since: Tue 30 Sep 2008


John Berger

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Ways of Seeing Episode 3

3/4 The invention of oil paint around 1400 enabled an unprecedented degree of realism.

First broadcast: 30 Sep 2008

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