Jane Bridgeman: "From Cardinals to Courtesans: Dress as Image in Italian Renaissance Painting"
Jane Bridgeman, former Senior Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
This lecture offers some surprising insights about how portrayals of dress in sixteenth-century painting signified status. The construction of garments and the choice of attire as recorded in works of art will be related to the roles of women at different stages of their lives. Male dress worn for official, unofficial, and professional activities will also be discussed.