Symbolism in Holbein's 'Ambassadors' Paintings The National Gallery3. Read about the painting, learn the key facts and zoom in to discover more on the National Gallery website:
1. Study the painting. Can you describe this painting? What do you like? What not? Why?
2. Watch the video. Decode Holbein's symbols, and see the painting in the context of the religious tensions of the 1530s.
4. Make your notes and prepare to speak (1-3 minutes)... What have you learnt? What impressed you most of all? Are you interested in "symbolism now? Why? Why not?