This exhibition showcases silk and linen fragments spanning the 15th to 17th centuries, a period of expanded exploration and trade, when Italy and Spain emerged as major centres of textile production. During this era, textiles with three-dimensional effects became popular within the Christian church and the secular world. Cloth and threads were fashioned into elaborate embroidery, gilded three-dimensional images, brilliantly-hued reversible fabrics, and even textiles purposely cut in a pattern that revealed glimpses of one’s undergarments below—a style fashionable during the 17th century. To create relief images, professionally trained embroiderers attached applied work, or appliqués, onto garments, such as orphreys – decorative panels for church vestments.
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The Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bristol University seeks submissions for the newt issue of their postgraduate journal HARTS and Minds, which will be dedicated to Chromatography or Colour Studies and will be published March 2018. This Special Issue aims to renegotiate the idea that colour is rooted solely in the visual. HARTS and Minds welcomes articles, book reviews, exhibition reviews, and creative writing pieces.
For articles please send a 300 word abstract by the 10th of September 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted articles of 6,000 words will be due October 31st 2017.
Suggested topics include:
The materiality of colour
The significance of colour in different cultures
The effect of colour science and optics on the humanities
Synaesthesia, or hearing/tasting/smelling colour
Black and white or ‘the absence of colour’
Language and naming colour
Gendering, queer or so called ‘perverse’ colours
Colour and the emotions and the senses
Architectural color and the environment
Natural vs. synthetic or unnatural colour
Colour in advertising and media
The psychology of colour
This exhibition, in a sense, is complementary to The Red that Colored the World, recently on view at the Museum of International Folk Art (Santa Fe). The cochineal exhibition is due to open at its next venue, the Bowers Museum (Santa Ana, California), on 31 October.