Monday, 27 September 2010

German 16th century

American Duchess, who I suspect is my costuming twin, has posted 16th century German gowns. I really, really like those. I want one. I still don’t feel like sewing. So here are a few more scantily clad German ladies.
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And a few clad one, for balance.
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The ever present Salome. If it isn’t Judith… Well, the plate in this case suggest a Salome.

6 comments:

Rowenna said...

Great pics! I'd presume that head on silver platter = Salome, too. Judith is usually swinging it like a purse or bundling it up in her skirt (ew.).

American Duchess said...

ooo! you found many I hadn't seen! I'm loving the brown, and the red with the high collar. Mmm..it percolates, it doooess...

The Dreamstress said...

Seriously, I think there was something in the water in 16th century Germany. It's all Judith and Salome and breasts and people who look like they have weird genetic malformations.

I do like the crazy over-the-top sleeves though.

Isis said...

Rowenna: Yeah, or brandishing a sword.

American Duchess: Glad you like!

Dreamstress: I know. Beheaded men were evidently very much "in" ;)

I do too.

Svenske Floyd said...

Interesting pics! Those with bare breasts and a knife show Lucretia, a personality from early Roman history. The second last one looks to me like a parody of Cranach's Katharina von Bora, which hangs in the National Museum in Stockholm.

Isis said...

I know, though I suspect that the real reason for painting Lucretia was to have a chance to paint naked breasts.

I don't think it's a parody as much as a copy painted by somone with less talent than Cranasch. :)

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