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thenearsightedmonkey:

Dear DrawBridge Students,

I believe we are going to have a very very good semester.

Sincerely,

Professor Bootsy

Above: “Beatrice Addressing Dante” circa 1824 by William Blake; painter, poet, print-maker; London, England 

Below: “And Everything is Back to Normal” 2012 by Andy,  2nd Grader, Franklin Elementary school; Madison, Wisconsin

kleinecharlotte:

Art History Meme [1/8] Artists
↳ Gustav Klimt

cooperhewitt:

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Mariska Karasz, ”Victoriana”, 1945–47, wool technique: embroidered in herring-bone, feather, stem, chain, detached looping satin, roumanian, looping, couching and honeycomb filling stitches on plain weave foundation. 1977-45-1

See more stuff from the Textiles department.

passivus:

Guy Billout

passivus:

Guy Billout

motleycraft-o-rama:

By Cerulean Sarah, on Ravelry.

motleycraft-o-rama:

By Cerulean Sarah, on Ravelry.

cooperhewitt:

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Embroidered Picture, 1948, stem, long and short, satin and couching stitches on warp-faced plain weave. 1971-50-190

See more stuff from the Textiles department.

Gallenga 

cooperhewitt:

1992-155-3

In the early twentieth century, Italian painter and textile designer Maria Monaci Gallenga achieved international fame for her extraordinary costume and textile designs. Born into a family of prominent intellectuals and educated in literature and painting, Gallenga became fascinated with the artworks of ancient, medieval and Renaissance Italy as a teenager. In the nineteen-teens, she began to re-envision historic textile patterns and clothing styles as simple yet elegant fabrics and garments that suited modern tastes and lifestyles.

In collaboration with her husband, a professor at the University of Rome, Gallenga developed an innovative printing process – where a mixture of brass, copper and zinc pigments was block printed or brushed onto fabric – to achieve her designs. Although Gallenga was not the only designer at this time to use these hues, contemporary critics noted that her renderings were especially well-executed and harmonious, and this process would become her signature. Throughout her career, Gallenga collaborated with other Italian artists as well as showcased their creations in her boutiques in Italy and Paris. Many of her textiles from the 1920s and 1930s feature patterns designed by leading Italian artists, such as painter and glassmaker Vittorio Zecchin, husband-and-wife painters Carlo and Fides Testi, and architect Emanuele Cito di Filomarino.

In these collaborations, the artists would supply the design, and Gallenga would determine its scale, color and the cloth on which it would be printed. While many of her domestic textiles were made of bisso, a lightweight, semi-sheer cotton or linen, she also produced designs in heavier fabrics, such as velvet.
The leafy medallions found on these bed and pillow covers were designed by the Italian costume designer Gino Sensani. Although used as a furnishing fabric here, the pattern was also used on clothing. It is seen on a velvet mantle worn by actress Donna Maria Corsini Carolina in the play “Sogno di una perla,” which debuted in Florence in May 1924.

Laura L. Camerlengo is the Exhibition Assistant in the department of Costume and Textiles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her upcoming exhibition, “Reinventing Italy’s Decorative Arts: Velvets and Glass from the Interwar Era,” will feature the work of Maria Monaci Gallenga. She is the author of the DesignFile e-book, The Miser’s Purse.



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mydarkenedeyes:

Wormholes

1e4h:

Paul Yore

smartgirlsattheparty:

bettersupes:

Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You is a project where superheroes are drawn based on the costumes of young girls.

This is Shooting Star! With her corkscrew pigtails and her Chucks of justice, she flits through the night shooting stars to turn darkness into light. 

Drawn by yours truly,
Alex Law
;)

LOVE.

1dmasterpieces:

Caravaggio. A Boy Peeling Fruit. 1593.

Harry Peeling Fruit. 2014.

lonequixote:

Girl in a Fur, Mademoiselle Jeanne Fontaine ~ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

lonequixote:

Girl in a Fur, Mademoiselle Jeanne Fontaine Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

gay8:

Laurent Champoussin
lost message, 2008