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Fashionista Friday: Eleonora di Toledo

Undoubtedly, when a state portrait is painted, a little propaganda sneaks its way into the work of art.  In this portrait by Agnolo Bronzino, c. 1545, Eleonora of Toledo wears a dress of striking brocaded velvet.  Although the sumptuousness of … Continue reading

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The Study of Dress in European Paintings- Lucas Cranach the Elder

For our class of History Through the Nineteenth Century we were asked to analyze dress in a chosen painting from the 1400s to the 1800s with the aim to determine if the painter could be considered a valuable source for the study … Continue reading

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