Costume, fashion and drapery

By Rubens - His second wife wearing a headdress with pompon

By Rubens – His second wife wearing a headdress with pompon

By Lewis, M. - Five girls walking on a avenue of New York

By Lewis, M. – Five girls walking on a avenue of New York

(Dedicate to a flapper friend)

By Cranach the Elder, Lucas - Portrait of a man with fur hat

By Cranach the Elder, Lucas – Portrait of a man with fur hat

By Tintoretto - Draped standing figure

By Tintoretto – Draped standing figure

By Dufy, Raoul - Three ladies with hat meet on the street

By Dufy, Raoul – Three ladies with hat meet on the street

By Leighton, Frederic - Study of classical robes

By Leighton, Frederic – Study of classical robes

By Gruau, Rene - The striped summer dress

By Gruau, Rene – The striped summer dress

By Chagall - A gentleman with uniform

By Chagall – A gentleman with uniform

By Pissarro - The lady with of the red parasol

By Pissarro – The lady with of the red parasol

By David, Jacques-Louis - Portrait of a woman wearing clothes of her era

By David, Jacques-Louis – Portrait of a woman wearing clothes of her era

By Beaton, Cecil - Original design for costume worn by Vivien Leigh in 'School for Scandal'

By Beaton, Cecil – Original design for costume worn by Vivien Leigh in ‘School for Scandal’

By Warhol - Shoe and stockings combined

By Warhol – Shoe and stockings combined

By Ingres - A portrait of a lady and a girl of their era

By Ingres – A portrait of a lady and a girl of their era

By Delaunay, Sonia - The zigzag dress for a dancer

By Delaunay, Sonia – The zigzag dress for a dancer

By Klimt - A woman in frilly dress

By Klimt – A woman in frilly dress

By Henson, E.- The frilly bikini

By Henson, E.- The frilly bikini

By Stonehouse - The boy of the striped t-shirt

By Stonehouse – The boy of the striped t-shirt

By Ohashi, M. - Sketch of a girl with a black hat

By Ohashi, M. – Sketch of a girl with a black hat

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28 responses to “Costume, fashion and drapery

  1. Lovely! My favourite is Five girls walking on a avenue of New York 🙂

    • Hi Rainee, your choice is really beautiful. Here Martin Lewis, the engraver captured an amazing backlighting, phantasmagoric and sublime. Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for your comment. 🙂

  2. I love all of them, they are super original, but my favorite one is the flapper girls. I also love the Zigzag dress drawing 😉

    • Oh my dear, this was dedicated to you. I hoped you saw the subtitle ‘to a flapper friend’. You made me to know this meaning, here is my gratitude.
      Martin Lewis (1881-1962), was an australian artist that left home at the age of 15. His life is a continuous travel. He was an excellent draftsman and engraver and he teaches to Edward Hopper the secrets of the etching. This backlighting is made with thousands of small lines and strokes to depict this exquisite play between lights and shadows. Which of the five was you? Thanks so much for your comment, it was the most awaited. Best wishes.

  3. Annie B

    I love the Five Girls too.

  4. Excellent subject for a fashionista like myself. I cannot look at a painting, photo, any work of art without a good glance at the clothes and hairdos…just an added bonus to marvel at. xo Johanna

    • Oh sweet Johanna, now I’m on a similar point as you, but I’m coming from another way. I’m discovering that the world of fashion is an infinite ocean of shapes, colours, and better more: the movement itself of one who worn it. I’m supposing the great pleasure of fashion designers, enjoying the feedback that provides. I’m so grateful for your nice comments. Have a nice day! xo

      • Dear Henry, I suspect we are more kindred spirits than my somewhat shallow answer reveals! I have a special interest in fashion because of the social history it tells, the mystery why certain colors, shapes and textiles appeal to people and designers in different times and places, I love seeing what clothes do to people ( a bride in her special dress, the prom queens, uniforms of any kind, but also that one sweater on the first autumn day) Recently, I visited an exhibition on textile designs by great artist like Calder, Miro, Picasso and many more. This was new to me and gave me food for thought. Why were all these artist so interested to see their art reflected in a simple day dress or a luxurious evening gown? I think you are right: the movement, the shapes the human body creates, the feedback from both wearer and onlooker. Thank you for getting back at me and inspire me to ‘dig a little deeper’. Have a lovely day yourself, Johanna

      • I would be so pleased to be kindred with you. I like how you explain, while you add feeling on a matter like this. Yes, some people is keeping their feelings, but their manner don’t run for art. Sometimes I saw some textures on clothes than could be a metaphor as the texture of some pastes of a canvas painted with oil colour. A feature of a sketch made with charcoal could to transmit for someone a sensation similar than a tweed snippet. If you are interested about this subject, you will find a lot of stuff. If you search with these words ‘leon bakst ballet’. This is only an example, but on the first quarter of the last century, some artists contributed to created costumes and clothes for the russian ballets and this was an usual practice, for example designs of costumes to Stravinsky performances. Maybe this is something, similar than what wished Wagner as a total art, even though this composer is not a fave for me. Perhaps something like a catwalk but without businessman without the thinking about the best sponsor. I’m sorry for my poor english expression. Your comment was a really treasure. Thanks a million and peace and love (yes, the two magic words about what we just need). xoxo

      • Ha, do not worry about your English! It is perfect and besides..mine is a messy mix of British/Canadian/American/Dutch…friendship is the universal language here ;0) I am inspired to look into your suggestions about Stravinsky and Wagner. Maybe you will enjoy looking at Circe Soleil. A few weeks ago, I saw one their shows for the first time: life music, breath taking acrobatics and the costumes were just sublime and perfect! xo Johanna

      • 😀 Oh what a funny mix! So true, I agree with you, friendship is the universal language, and the improvement through the civilization history always thanks to the blend of cultures. Oh yes, some time ago I watched a long recording and The Cirque du Soleil is splendid. In live the must be amazing. Thanks again, dear Johanna.

  5. Oh wow, I am the flapper😸😸! Thanks for it, it just made my day😻 Also for the info on Lewis. And I am….the one in the middle with the two girls cause we’re going to the movies and were talking about the dazzling idol matinée, haahaha thanks, friend!👏

  6. Pues a mi el que más me gusta es el de Frederic 😛
    ¡Bonita colección!

    Que tengas una buena semana^^

    • ¡Uff, Sara! Es un precioso diseño clásico, que alterna el contraste entre ceñiduras y pliegues, dependiendo de la zona del vestido. Pero como dibujante, mi opinión es que la práctica de los plegados supone una disciplinaria práctica que no siempre apetece, aunque luego deje sus frutos.
      Aquí ayuda que el fondo gris, ya da el tono medio, con lo que el artista sólo tiene que preocuparse de rematar los blanco o negros. Muchas gracias por tu visita y muchas gracias por tu elegante elección. Besos.

      • Me gust´´o porque me pareció que la textura de la tela estaba muy lograda. Aunque imagen de las 5 chicas caminando por Nueva York también me llamó la atención. Me han gustado todos en general, es una buena selección 🙂

      • Sí, realmente está muy trabajado el juego de claro-oscuro de los pliegues,
        ese ejercicio que tu sabes que a veces es prueba de aprendizaje.
        El de Nueva York describe muy bien un perfecto contraluz con sus fabulosas sombras que da el sol cuando está bajo.
        Es muy gratificante recibir comentarios. Por eso te lo agradezco tanto. Un beso y gracias por compartir opinión.

    • Oh Geo, it is a pleasure to receive your comments. The last post of your blog is so funny but sometimes for me it is so difficult to keep a whole talking in english. Thanks so much. xoxo

  7. Soo good love all the illustrations and especially five girls wearing hat and women wearing clothes of her era got story to tell, love em most 👌

    • Hello Pretty, yes, certainly, I think we are a lot of people, who would have liked to wander through that avenue at their era. Fashion is sometimes a wonderful butterfly that we see in the street one day, and when we would like to see it again, then is only in the museums. Thanks for your wise and friendly comment. Best wishes, dear ❤

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