The Twelve Dancing Princesses, written by Marianna Meyer, illustrations by: Kinuko. Y. Craft -- When I was very young, my mom gave me this book and I just could not stop looking at it. Everything that I like in art – light, Nature, organic patterns, realism, pretty people, lustrous clothing, and the whole Italian Renaissance look – is in this book.
The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. #Glogster #Renaissance
Textile panel detail Mariano Fortuny c. 1915 / The Italian Renaissance was a consistent inspiration, but Fortuny also borrowed design elements from sources as diverse as the pre-Columbian art of Central and South America, Chinese brush paintings, Coptic textile designs, and Arabic calligraphy.