Fabric of Vision

Fabric of Vision

Dress and Drapery in Painting

Book - 2002
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Blackwell North Amer
This book examines how artists have used clothing and drapery - real and imagined, sacred and secular - as elements in their paintings to give emphasis and emotional force to their figures.
Drawing on works by artists over a span of six centuries as well as fashion plates, photographs and film stills, the author shows how drapery in painting evolved in the period following the Renaissance, becoming ever more flamboyant and theatrical, before the revolution of taste at the end of the eighteenth century saw a return to Neoclassical ideals of simplicity in art and dress.

Publisher: London : National Gallery, 2002
ISBN: 9781857099072
Branch Call Number: 758.9391 HOLLA
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: National Gallery (Great Britain)
Notes: "Published to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 19 June 2002-8 September 2002"--Title page verso


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