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Gold Brocade And Renaissance Painting

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Silk fabrics woven with gold thread, predominantly produced in Italy, were depicted frequently in Renaissance painting, both in costumes and as backdrops for important figures. These painted textiles carried an economic and social significance that a contemporary audience would have recognised as part of the message conveyed by the picture. Gold brocade and Renaissance painting focuses on examples from Italy and the southern Netherlands , dating from the fourteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. Setting aside traditional notions of the hierarchy of the major and minor arts, the book treats gold brocade and painting equally as exponents of the special segment of Renaissance material culture that was art. The fabrics rendered in painting reflected the tradition of actual weaving, but only to an extent, as many gold brocades were painted from imagination. Gold brocades were much more expensive than paintings; hence the two media functioned in different contexts. Gold brocade was an important element in the display of wealth and status at grand courts, while painting often formed the only affordable substitute for courtly splendour for the socially ambitious but less affluent urban upper-middle class. Their value and cultural role also meant that gold-brocaded textiles could be included in paintings both in praise of luxury and as a condemnation of it - sometimes in one and the same work. Gold brocade and Renaissance painting examines the skills artists developed for representing these lavish textiles. It uses a wide range of documents (from inventories and account books to letters, poems, educational treatises and sermons) to compare the economic value of gold brocade and painting, clarify the conditions of their use, and interpret the different messages given by brocades in different pictures. Primarily, however, the book deals with the distinction between fact and fiction, imagination and reality in the world shown in Renaissance paintings.


A Text-book Of The History Of Painting

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.


Unaffordable Nation

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The American dream used to mean that if you worked hard, saved money, and didn't spend extravagantly, you would be guaranteed a decent life. That article of faith is no more; it has been replaced by a growing fear that even two incomes will prove insufficient to afford a home in a good neighbourhood, a reliable vehicle, quality schools, healthcare, the means to care for ageing relatives, and the leisure to properly raise children. The middle class is waking up to the sobering realisation that the United States is fast becoming an unaffordable nation. Transcending ordinary politics, Jeffrey Jones addresses every member of the American community, not as liberal or conservative or as Democrat or Republican, but in the most basic and equal of terms: in their capacities as working persons dependent upon their occupations, their employers, and the government regulation of both to earn a decent living. He uncovers the profound moral consensus among Americans from every walk of life regarding the entitlements that should follow from individual hard work. Jones argues that regardless of political leanings, economic class, gender, and ethnic and racial differences, Americans remain united in the conviction that individuals who work hard should receive decent wages and other resources in return. He goes on to propose a "covenant on affordability", outlining the respective obligations of government, corporations, and individuals in ensuring a life that is affordable for every person who is willing to work hard. "The Unaffordable Nation" is a must-read for every American concerned about the decreasing value of his or her labour, alongside the rising costs of nearly everything.


The Fundamentals Of Oil Painting

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The perfect guide to an absorbing activity the book covers everything you need to know from investing in the right equipment and making those first marks to developing a range of subject matter.

It sets out the materials that artists will need and demonstrates useful methods of work followed by examples and advice covering all types of subject matter.

The authors engaging style and inspiring examples will encourage readers to take up their brushes and experiment for themselves.

About the Author

Barrington Barber is a renowned author in the field of teaching drawing skills and a practicing artist. He enjoys a successful career as a commercial illustrator and fine artist and has written and illustrated a wide range of best-selling instructive art books.



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