Holbein in Soho

by David Swatton July. 25, 2007 5223 views

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The National Gallery has produced a set of replica paintings of some of the most famous works of art in its collection and hung them on walls in backstreets all over central London.

I think this is such a cool idea - and the gallery have called it “The Grand Tour”.

This is Holbein's “The Ambassadors” from 1533, now hanging on the side of a derelict shop in Berwick Street in Soho - and I managed to get another work of art strolling past.

Art for the people!

Art for art's sake….

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Neal Panton 14 years, 2 months ago

What I have always loved about this painting is the strange disc cruising at their feet and every item points to their social positions and their livelihood. Just like this photo! The composition here is excellent and I like seeing just the tail.

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Jackie Meeker 14 years, 2 months ago

Exceptional shot. Love the contrast of art "then" and art "now." Cool!

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Storytaylor 14 years, 2 months ago

wonderful Davids. amazing perspective of [b]"Holbein's portraits"[/b]. the past and the present together. very artistic photo.

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Aleksandra 14 years, 2 months ago

I fell in love with this pic xD seriously ! :)

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Luucha 14 years, 2 months ago

very nice...

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Toby Hinshaw 14 years, 2 months ago

Terrific!

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Gary 14 years, 2 months ago

nice and amazing shot.

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Monika 14 years, 2 months ago

That guy with the dog would perfectly fit between the two ambassadors! And I am sure he really appreciates the "Grand Tour". Cool capture! (it is an animal, the feather star)

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Jet28 14 years, 2 months ago

What a fantastic idea! And what a great catch :-)

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Sandra 14 years, 2 months ago

love the contrast, great capture

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Pete 14 years, 2 months ago

I love the magnitude of the contrasts in this photo

14 years, 2 months ago Edited
Miclaud 14 years, 2 months ago

The green background is cool!

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K C Ng 14 years, 2 months ago

Very great composition!

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Nadoune 14 years, 2 months ago

Nice capture !!!

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Tim 14 years, 2 months ago

Amazing,,the wall,,teh contrast betwwen the different society styles...all...great shot at the right moment!

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Viktorija 14 years, 2 months ago

looks interesting, attracts the eye. like the contrast between those two on the wall - and that guy with a dog.

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Lennon Fletcher 14 years, 2 months ago

I agree cool idea. nice shot.

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David Cardona 14 years, 2 months ago

A nice shot! Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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