New renaissance dress designed, drafted and sewn by me. It was almost entirely hand sewn, and you can order it on Etsy.

I also uploaded a tutorial on how I made the smocking on the dress on my brand new YouTube channel! You can watch it here.

If you like my work please reblog ^_^


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This is my first video tutorial on my brand new YouTube channel. Check it out and help me out with a share if you like it! ^_^


She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.

Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome’s Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May 7, 2017, that aims to showcase the female artist as a great painter — one of the most talented followers of Caravaggio.

The artist was born in Rome in 1593, daughter of the painter Orazio Gentileschi.

Orazio was a close friend and follower of the fiery Caravaggio — the inventor of the groundbreaking technique of chiaroscuro, light and darkness, that produced a new intensity and stark realism.

Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

Images: Palazzo Braschi