Monday, 1 September 2014

Every Inchie Monday --Renaissance.

Although this weeks word on Every Inchie Monday gives us a lot of choice, they are not easy to portray on an inch square. The renaissance period was during the 14th-16th centuries, when there was a revival in the arts, and the fashions of that period were very distinctive.
I have gone for good ol' Mona Lisa, and shrank her. I was very surprised how small the painting was, when we went to see it in the Louvre.  The sewing one is a very feeble attempt at Elizabeth the 1st with her ruffled type necklines. Not easy on an inch. I hope these fit the period.




11 comments:

Zoe Brener said...

Feeble attempt?! That's a brilliant fabric inchie! It is very distinctive and I recognised immediately.
Do you know, i's interesting how many perceive the Mona Lisa to be smaller than anticipated. To me she looked larger than anticipated - I was expecting to see a tiny picture after all the talk. She didn't impress me at all. Other than that, anything related to Mr. Da Vinci never stops impressing me.
Both great, totally spot on inchies!

Heather said...

I think they are both great and as soon as I saw the stitched one I thought Elizabeth 1. When I look at a one inch square I marvel at what you manage to convey in such a very small space.

sally said...

Wow! Your Lizzie inchie is wonderful and I like the follow on of the Mona Lisa too!

Sally

Cathy said...

I love both of your ideas. Wonderful!

Kia said...

great inchies. Your Elizabeth is fabulous - white face, ruffle, red hair- who else could it be? Mona is a good Renaissance inchie too.

Meggymay said...

Wow, love Elizabeth , two fantastic inchies.
Yvonne

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous - and I knew who the stitched one was just from the top of her hair. How you managed to depict her so brilliantly in such a small space is amazing.

chrissies said...

These are both terrific Wendy but the sewn one is amazing

Love Chrissie x

freebird7100 said...

I love both of them, I was going for something like your Elizabeth one, but I did from the neck down lol great job on both pieces

Jean Chaney said...

That sewn inchie is just amazing! I don't know how you do that.

Trillian said...

Fantastic inchie. The hair, the sash... brilliant.

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