As a result of the Reformation in Britain, the painting of religious and mythological themes more or less disappears for three centuries. This leads to the flowering of portraiture in Britain.
DR IAN GEORGE has been an art critic since the 1960s. His postgraduate work was in aesthetics. Since then he has served on the Visual Arts Committee of the Festival of Perth, as a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery and Vice-President of the Queensland Festival, had two terms on the Community Arts Board of the Australia Council and is a regular lecturer at the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.
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Hans Holbein, the Younger (circa 1497-1543), Portrait of Henry VIII of England, circa. 1536, collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.