Paintings fashion week: the best outfits in Art History

lllllIs there a link between fashion and art? We are surely not experts but, by looking at iconography from ancient times to modern day, it appears evident how clothes are important characters, or even protagonists of the work of many artists. Henri Matisse dedicates a painting to a folkloristic blouse,  Romanian Blouse;  Johannes Vermeer, instead, focuses on a pearl earring making us dream with a mysterious portrait (unknown until a couple of decades ago) in which the protagonist hides her hair under a blue turban. But there are plenty of examples; from the wonderful blooming dress covering Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowering plants portrayed by Botticelli in the popular Primavera as a woman spreading  the blooms she carries in her lap, to the golden dress that almost becomes part of the background in the famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt, in which what the protagonist wears transforms into a symbol of the magical and absolute nature of the ornament. We selected the paintings that most impressed us for the outfits of the women portrayed in them. What are your 3 favorite ones?


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Gregorio Capineri Tosetti

15 Responses to Paintings fashion week: the best outfits in Art History

  1. Agnes says:

    So many beautiful paintings!

    Agnes x

  2. Very interesting concept here, love the painitings

  3. Questo articolo è geniale!!!

  4. Federica says:

    this is a very inspiring post! I love art!
    New look on:

  5. B says:

    Bellissimo post. Uno dei migliori di tutti i tempi, complimenti! Potreste farlo diventare una rubrica…

  6. Hester says:

    Inspiring paintings, thanks for sharing

  7. melissa says:

    post molto interessante e simpatico..un bacione chiara!

  8. Love this, very interesting!

  9. francesca says:

    Antonietta, Sonia and Marie Antoinette are my favorite!

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