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yacel0762 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 19, 2013 at 3:13 AM via web

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What two portraits from the Italian Renaissance era artist Vittore Carpaccio, created between 1450-1580, accurately show the costume styles from this period? Please provide the title of the painting and the year that it was painted.


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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM (Answer #1)

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"Mary and John the Baptist praying to the Christ child" show one kind of simple draping headdress women wore. It also shows the male Medieval jerkin that was worn commonly in the Medieval era.

"Portrait of a Knight" shows the modest Italian version of puffing at the shoulders and at the knees. This was modest compared to extremes in Northern clothing, especially in Germany. It also shows the flat square-toed shoes of the Renaissance.

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