Merchant Georg Gisze

Today we are mixing:

  • The Painting: “The Merchant Georg Gisze” by Hans Holbein
  • The Soundtrack: “Professor Alexander Hartdegen” by Klaus Badelt (“The Time Machine” Soundtrack)

About the Painting

Portrait of Georg Giese is a 1532 portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger, now in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. It is one of a series of portraits of wealthy Hanseatic merchants made by Holbein in the 1530s. This series of portraits signals the increasing importance of the emerging merchant class, as they took their place on a world stage.

About the Soundtrack

We used “Professor Alexander Hartdegen” theme by Klaus Badelt from “The Time Machine” Soundtrack.

The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the screenplay of the 1960 film of the same name by David DuncanArnold Leibovit served as executive producer and Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author, served as director. The film stars Guy PearceOrlando JonesSamantha MumbaMark Addy, and Jeremy Irons, and includes a cameo by Alan Young, who also appeared in the 1960 film adaptation. The film is set in New York City instead of London, and contains new story elements not present in the original novel nor the 1960 film adaptation, including a romantic backstory, a new scenario about how civilization was destroyed, and several new characters such as an artificially intelligent hologram and a Morlock leader. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup (John M. Elliot Jr. and Barbara Lorenz) at the 75th Academy Awards, but lost to Frida.

Klaus Badelt (born 12 June 1967) is a German composerproducer, and arranger of film scores. He is known for his collaborations with Hans Zimmer, helping to write scores for dozens of critically acclaimed films including The Thin Red LineThe Prince of EgyptGladiator, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Independently, he is known for his work on Hollywood blockbuster films such as EquilibriumK-19: The WidowmakerBasic, and TMNT, and for his work in French and Chinese cinema.

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