Italy, Fondazione Cerratelli, Pugnano, Pisa

Art and Fashion, a cultural history of Italian fashionable dress

when 28 August 2016 - 17 September 2016
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

The course will address topics in the history of art (portraiture, genre painting, modern history painting) linking them to the history of textile production and to the history of fashion. In particular, it will focus on two highly important periods, namely the Italian Renaissance and the eighteenth century, and on Roberto Capucci, a contemporary instance of fashion designer.
Guided tours of textile and costume collections housed in museums in Lucca (Palazzo Mansi), Pisa (Museo di Palazzo Reale), and Prato (Museo del Tessuto) will introduce participants to the history of textiles as well as to the connected issues of conservation and musealization. The collections held by the Fondazione Cerratelli (part of the University’s museums) will be used to show participants relevant examples of eighteenth-century costumes, recreated with philological accuracy for use in theatre and movie productions and built according to the highest sartorial standards.
The course offers an in-depth art-historical background to the history and appreciation of fashion developments and to the issues of conservation connected with fashionable garments from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
Frontal lectures by historians of art, by textiles and costume historians, as well as by textile and costume conservator-restorers will be alternated with visits to museums.

Course leader

Prof. Cinzia Maria Sicca

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