Abstract

There are many intersections between art history and fashion history. Through the course of this research we developed a way to visually communicate the birth of fashion in the Northern European Renaissance with the objective of making this content interesting and accessible to the 21st Century audience. We researched virtual exhibitions with similar goals to develop an idea of best practices and white spaces in the niche. Our information focuses on art and clothing from England, France, Germany, and the low countries from 1350 to 1580. We also focused on how fashion and art interact with society, technology, and class. We examined how they also were relevant to the social, cultural, and economic roles of the people of the day. After careful consideration we developed a system for categorizing the artworks and information collected, along with examples of contemporary fashion. This was organized and displayed in an appealing web format that reflected a social media presence designed to engage digital natives. This included interactivity to maintain viewer interest. We constructed a website that incorporated this research in an exciting and cohesive way. This research demonstrated that fashion history and art history can be made relevant to modern audiences.

Modified Abstract

There are many intersections between art history and fashion history. Through the course of this research we developed a way to visually communicate the birth of fashion in the Northern European Renaissance with the objective of making this content interesting and accessible to the 21st Century audience. After careful consideration we developed a system for categorizing the artworks and information collected, along with examples of contemporary fashion. This was organized and displayed in an appealing web format that reflected a social media presence designed to engage digital natives. This included interactivity to maintain viewer interest. We constructed a website that incorporated this research in an exciting and cohesive way. This research demonstrated that fashion history and art history can be made relevant to modern audiences.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Primary Author's Major

Fashion Merchandisinig

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Catherine Leslie

Mentor #2 Information

Dr. Diane Scillia

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 12:00 AM

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Research Area

Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | Art and Design | European Languages and Societies | Fashion Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Fine Arts | Medieval Studies

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Interpreting Northern Renaissance Art and Fashion through 21st Century Mediums

There are many intersections between art history and fashion history. Through the course of this research we developed a way to visually communicate the birth of fashion in the Northern European Renaissance with the objective of making this content interesting and accessible to the 21st Century audience. We researched virtual exhibitions with similar goals to develop an idea of best practices and white spaces in the niche. Our information focuses on art and clothing from England, France, Germany, and the low countries from 1350 to 1580. We also focused on how fashion and art interact with society, technology, and class. We examined how they also were relevant to the social, cultural, and economic roles of the people of the day. After careful consideration we developed a system for categorizing the artworks and information collected, along with examples of contemporary fashion. This was organized and displayed in an appealing web format that reflected a social media presence designed to engage digital natives. This included interactivity to maintain viewer interest. We constructed a website that incorporated this research in an exciting and cohesive way. This research demonstrated that fashion history and art history can be made relevant to modern audiences.