Sunday, September 7, 2014

IRCC 4 Inspiration

One of the things I have always wanted to try was making a version of Elenora di Toledo's funeral dress as shown in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion. The Italian Renaissance Costume Challenge 4, hosted by Bella at The Realm of Venus, provided me with an opportunity I could not beat. Below are some of my inspiration images. Citations will be edited in as they are found.

Unknown Florentine Lady, Agnolo Bronzino. 1540s San Diego Museum of Art

Eleonora di Toledo by Angolo Bronzino. 1540s

Bianca Ponzini Anguissola by Sfonisba Anguissola. 1557

Portrait of a Woman, Florentine School, Mid 16th Century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.