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« on: October 14, 2009, 11:19:06 pm »


Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
Celebrate Pre-Raphaelite Women


Favorite Fashion Details (Part I)

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The Pre-Raphaelites and the artists they inspired are known for their attention to detail.  While their  attention to nature is perhaps a more widely known aspect of Pre-Raphaelite art, their meticulous representation of clothing does not escape my notice.   Of course, there are many examples to choose from since Pre-Raphaelite art is rich with drapery and medieval-inspired costumes.   They were masters at painting lush fabrics and textures that you can easily imagine the feel of when viewing the painting.   I could fill this post with a large selection of images, but in the interest of length and time I will share a few of my favorite examples:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a founding member of The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, frequently used jewelry and props in his works (See Hair Adornment in Rossetti Paintings and Rossetti and his Baubles).  In several paintings, he seems to have used the same gauzy scarf:

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Jane Morris appeared in a series of photographs posed by Rossetti
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