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1 Baroque Clothing ‘if it ain’t Baroque don’t fix it.’

2 Baroque Clothing Types of Fabric mannerist period Heavier weight Complex Brocades Velvet Metallic thread Heavy Satins And Taffeta Middle class used wool Country people homespun fabrics Linen and cotton used for under garments

3 Baroque Clothing Terms Taffeta- usually smooth, crisp, and lustrous, plain-woven, and with a fine crosswise rib effect. Any of various other fabrics of silk, linen, wool, etc., in use at different periods. Brocades- fabric woven with an elaborate design, esp. one having a raised overall pattern. Homespun fabrics- a plain-weave cloth made at home, or of homespun yarn.

4 Baroque Clothing Portrait of Francis I, King of France c Oil on wood, 27 x 22 cm By Clouet The Wedding Dance in the Open Air 1566 oil on panel 119x157cm Bruegel

5 Baroque Clothing Late mannerist Early Baroque Fabrics Very Stiff Much interlining Much padding

6 Baroque Clothing Early Baroque Fabrics Satin Velvets Fabrics now soft flowing Natural fabric showing Middle class and poor still were woolen clothes Lace is now being used in both Venice and Flanders

7 Baroque Clothing The Company of Frans Banning Cocq (Nightwatch) Dutch Baroque oil on canvas 1642 by Rembrandt The Calling of St. Matthew Italian Baroque oil on canvas by Caravaggio

8 Baroque Clothing Late Baroque Fabric Same as Early Baroque Metallic threads and Brocades are being brought back Women still not wearing corsets Printed cotton garments are being seen in France and England

9 Baroque Clothing Queen Henrietta Maria, London Anthony Van Dyck Chancellor Séguier (100 Kb); Canvas; Louvre – Le Brun

10 Baroque Clothing Men start to wear petticoat's Men start to wear wigs instead of growing hair to shoulders. Hat differ from area to area see page 257 in hand out. Woad was a European herb (Isatis tinctoria) of the mustard family grown for the blue dyestuff yielded by its leaves - cultivated as a source of blue dye Madder was a European herb (Rubia tinctorum) the root of which was used in dyeing cultivated as a source of red dye Weld was a European plant (Reseda luteola) cultivated as a source of yellow dye - also called dyer's rocket, dyer's mignonette and also known as dyer's broom Lichen - A plant of the division Lichenes which occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc - a source of green dye

11 Baroque Clothing The source of the dye for Tyrian Purple was made in Tyre, Lebanon by crushing thousands of sea shells - Mediterranean Murex The source of the dye for Indigo, the deep, rich dark blue was from the indigo plants and the dye was imported from India The source of the dye for Crimson cloth was cochineal from the bodies of the Cochineal insects of Central America produced by the Aztecs Another, older, source of the dye for crimson and bright scarlet cloth was Kermes a Mediterranean insect. The colorfast yellow dye produced from saffron, the dried stamen of an oriental crocus


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