Read the following articles:
-Dressing Renaissance Florence: Tailoring Family Honor Dressing Renaissance Florence, Tailoring Family Honor.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window
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-Elegant Art of Movement, 18th Century, Alicia M. Annas.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window and Interior Motives, Seduction by Decoration in 18th C France, Mimi Hellman.pdfPreview the documentView in a new window Answer the Questions:
How was the art of portraiture used during the Renaissance to convey a person’s role in society?
Consider regionalism in dressing in quattrocento Italy. How did Florentines view the way they dress versus other city-states?
Pick a portrait from the Renaissance in full color and copy/paste into your assignment . Make note of particular use of clothing in a portrait.
Look through a lifestyle magazine and find a portrait of a personality.. Cut the picture out and paste into your notebook. Is clothing used in a similar or different way (than in the Renaissance) to present the subject of the photographic portrait?
Discuss how clothing, body movement and furniture and interiors upheld status in 18th century France. Cite specific examples from the readings.