Old Masters in Basel
Hans Holbein (1497-1543), The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb , 1522. Photograph Kunstmuseum Basel. Wikipedia
The exhibition in Basel is hosting key works from Old Masters. On show are works by Konrad Witz dating back to the first half of the fifteenth century, by Holbein’s father, Hans the Elder, famous for his portraits and altarpieces, by his son (Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb and Artist’s Family), by the “Crucifixion of Mathias Grünewald”, by sacred and profane paintings by Hans Baldung Grien and by Lucas Cranach the Elder’s “Judgement of Paris”. The prominent role Swiss artists played in the emergence of the Renaissance is borne out by the Bernese painter Niklaus Manuel Deutsch and Tobias Stimmer.