Master of the Female Half-Lengths | Renaissance painter
The Master of the Female Half-Lengths, active ca.1530-1540, was a Dutch Northern Renaissance painter or likely a group of painters of a workshop. The name was given in the 19th century to identify the maker or makers of a body of work consisting of 67 paintings to which since 40 more have been added.
German/Netherlandish School, 16th century - Portrait of a Man in Red
This painting is one of the most enigmatic sixteenth century portraits in the Royal Collection. It is a visually arresting image: painted full-length, nearly two metres tall, the man is silhouetted against an apparently imaginary landscape with the suggestion of buildings and ruins on the left and curious rock formations on the right. Sixteenth-century portraits showing a sitter dressed entirely in one bright colour (rather than all black) are rare at this date, as are full-length portraits…
BAGUE RENAISSANCE - en or jaune, centrée d'une émeraude à pans sertie clos,[...] | lot 51 | Importants Bijoux - 1ère Partie at Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo
BAGUE RENAISSANCE - en or jaune, centrée d'une émeraude à pans sertie clos,[...], Auction est la plateforme de vente aux enchères d'objets d'art de référence. | lot 51 | Auction.fr | English
16th Century Saxon hauben (snood thing)
As I am working on a 16th c Cranach gown (saxon), I need to create the appropriate accessories. I have started with headwear as I already have my first attempt at a dress. Many of the paintings by Cranach show women wearing what appear to be snoods –woven nets to keep hair bundled up and clean. So I created the snood below (Figure 1). Originally I was happy with the outcome of this project as this is the first time I’ve used precious stones and pearls on any of my medieval costumes. I felt…
IMG_9355D Barthel Beham. 1502-1540. Munich.
Barthel Beham. 1502-1540. Munich. Portrait d'une dame de 31 ans. 1535. Nuremberg. Musée National Germanique. Barthel Beham. 1502-1540. Munich. Portrait of a lady of 31 years. 1535 Nuremberg. Germanic National Museum.
The Rise of Gem Cutting and the Occult in Renaissance Europe
It’s hard to know where to begin this story because there are many facets that reflect the many colliding cultures of the Renaissance. It’s also difficult for a modern person to get into the mindset…