Author: Gerard Vázquez
The story of El retratista is that of a historical mystery still not completely solved. King Henry VIII of England, captivated by the portrait he had commissioned to his court painter, Hans Holbein, established an engagement with Anne of Cleves, who would be his fourth wife. The reality, however, did not live up to expectations and the king finally rejected his wife. Why? Based on real events, the play constructs a credible fiction in which the play between reality and appearance, the status of art and of the role of the artist in terms of life and power take on a leading role.