Using Painted Images in Documenting Culture
Mavi of Misthaven
Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Many people say that a painting or an illumination is an unreliable source for documenting clothes and other objects because the viewer sees the work through the artist's interpretation. The reality is more complex than that, and I would like to introduce the worldviews that shaped the painting of Northern Europe and Southern Europe. This class will include a discussion of religion, as religious patronage of the arts was the driving economic influence of the painted image, as well as a short introduction on how to determine if the subject is a fantastic or contemporary image.