the art and design in textural Cloth patterns
A quick look into how artists included detail in the textures of cloth and clothing.
Often times a precursor to a painting or sculpture texture can be applied to a drawing to understand how you want the clothing in your art piece to flow.
Sargent pays close attention to add vivid textures to the gold pieces on Charles Stewart's uniform.
The unknown artist used a layering technique to emphasize on the drapes that sculpture is wearing.
Symmetrical, 17th century Asian garb was known for being bold and reflecting power.
Artists Holbein painted the fur so detailed that at one glance you can tell exactly what the texture is.
Frill, gold, fur, Makovsky used exceptional detail. A closer look at the painting you can see the detail placed in each persons clothing down to table cloth, cups and plates.
In India you can find bold and simple patterns. The Dorukha Lungi shows the more simple side.
Closer look can see the woven texture in the detail of this ceremonial robe. Other fabrics in the garment also have woven detail that goes against the grain of other fabrics to show texture.
Vittore Carpaccio gave this young knight valor by carefully painting shine on the armor where he is facing the sun.
A windy day at the beach, the texture in this photo can be seen by the detail added to show movement in the women's dresses.
The kimono worn by this Princess has small detail like tiny flowers on the underside of the garment. The kimono also has extra detail where it hits the floor and drapes around her feet.
Draped cloth sculpted with details in the shoulder and knee guards.
Another piece from India, this scarf shows the busier sides of some of the prints in India. Zoom in and you can see small flowers.
The horizontal and vertical lines give dimension to The Cathedral. Shape and color add to the texture to show light and dark hues.
Texture is not always about the print in the fabric, Christen adds texture to the wrinkles in the fabric placed accurately where Frederik is sitting.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
The National Gallery, London
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
The Hirschsprung Collection
Ewha Womans University Museum
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza
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