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Author Hollander, Anne.

Title Fabric of vision : dress and drapery in painting / Anne Hollander
Published London : National Gallery : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2002


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Description 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents I. Cloth of Honour -- II. Liberated Draperies -- III. Sensuality, Sanctity, Zeal -- V. Romantic Simplicity: Women -- VI. Romantic Simplicity: Men -- VII. Restraint and Display -- VIII. Nude and Mode -- IX. Woman as Dress -- X. Form and Feeling
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Published to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 19 June 2002-8 September 2002"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Painting -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Clothing and dress in art -- Exhibitions.
Painting -- Exhibitions.
Draperies in art -- Exhibitions.
Drapery in art -- Exhibitions.
Painting, European -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Ausstellung
Author National Gallery (Great Britain)
LC no. 2001095558
ISBN 9781857099072
Other Titles Dress and drapery in painting