From Cardinals to Courtesans: Dress as Image in Italian Renaissance Painting
Where: The Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St.
212-288-0700 Price: Free, registration required
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By Jane Bridgeman, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
This lecture offers some surprising insights about how portrayals of dress in sixteenth-century painting signified status. The construction of garments and the choice of attire as recorded in works of art will be related to the roles of women at different stages of their lives. Male dress worn for official, unofficial, and professional activities will also be discussed.Buy tickets/get more info now