I'm so very jealous and grateful that the museum let them take photos
I really want to make this outfit for the mancreature, and it has about the same line as the Spanish I've seen from the same time- I just have to get him over his fear (or hatred) of "pumpkin butt" pants. http://www.flickr.com/photos/castelmar/
Note to self, if you ever want your SO to wear something, be careful about calling it something amusing, yet potentially unflattering. :) '
If I go for a Turkish in Venice look I could make baby this to go with- Acessoriesing with children!
Nakie baby: http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.
Boy's leather jerkin, c. 1550-1600
Infant’s coif, c. 1550-1600 http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/
Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1550'
Don Garcia de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1550
Francesco I de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1551
Detail of a portrait of a woman and two children by Giovanni Battista Moroni, 1570
Let’s Eat: Kitchens and Dining in the Renaissance Palazzo
The domestic interior in Renaissance Italy has been the subject of groundbreaking exhibitions, conference sessions, and publications in recent years. Material culture is at the forefront of research allowing us to better understand how and where people lived, what they collected and bought for their homes, and how and why they valued certain objects over others. We now have a much clearer picture of private life; but what about mundane issues like food preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining. How was the Renaissance kitchen outfitted and where did people eat? Where were the kitchens and storage rooms located in relationship to dining spaces? What can be said about dining practices in the sixteenth century? Was eating gendered? Inventories of palaces, letters, expense accounts, architectural treatises, and cooking manuals, as well as paintings and architectural plans will be used in this paper to address these issues.
Edited to add- I wrote to her, now I just hope I sounded reasonably intelligent and even if I can't make I'll be able to read her research somehow.
Edited part 2- I did a search for her on Amazon and this is what I got:
I think I'm going to be buying one of these a month for a while, maybe I can get one of the text books for my birthday. :)