This intricately carved medieval saddle, used ceremonially, celebrates life, love, the arts, and conquest of demons and dragons.
Category: artwork analysis
April, illuminated by the Limbourg Brothers, shows us the high fashion of wealthy nobles in the Late Middle Ages.
Angiola di Bernardo Sapiti and Lorenzo di Ranieri Scolari dress in keeping with 1440s Florentine fashions.
Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, painted by Rogier van der Weyden in 1450, is depicted wearing the latest styles of the Burgundian nobility.
Selvaggia may not be the most fashionable and extravagant person of her time, but we cannot be sure about that until the rest of her dress is revealed.
Deciphering Jan Jansz Mostaert’s Portrait of an African Man reveals the presence of Black bodies within European court circles and hints at their position within them.
Anne de Pisseleu, Duchesse d’Étampes, exemplifies fashionable women’s dress in France c. 1535-1540 with her tight bodice with lowered square neckline, inverted “V” shaped skirt with visible underskirt, and French hood headdress.
The half-length portrait of Katharina Merian, attributed to the German artist Hans Brosamer, is an exemplary painting of German women’s fashion of the early 16th century.
The late 16th century’s fashion is characterized by its Spanish influence, and as a Spanish Prince, Don Carlos exhibits the height of the time’s fashion.