Painters and Fashion (DRA2261.01)

Charles Schoonmaker

This is a fashion history class inspired by the exhibition “Fashioned by Sargent” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. We will be examining the works of various artists and how they were inspired by and influenced the world of fashionable dress. Some of the questions we may explore include: How did the artist alter the original garment? How did the artist’s work influence the ideals of beauty and the perception of the world of their time? In addition to Sargent, artists whose works we will explore include Vigée le Brun, Winterhalter, the Pre-Raphaelites, Alma-Tadema, Tissot, Dali, and Cocteau. Assignments will include both research and design projects. Students will have the opportunity to expand the focus of the class through the choice of topics for their research projects. It is recommended that students have familiarity with line drawing.

Note: This is not a construction class.

Learning Outcomes:
- Become familiar with key figures and periods in clothing and costume history
- Develop research skills
- Prepare and present research findings
- Develop design skills

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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