printperson (printperson) wrote,

Continuing lace studies at Ca' Mocenigo, and RSA conference

This is a polsino (cuff). It was stitched together, but I inserted dark paper and drew one side, then turned it over and drew the other side. (My drawing restores it to how it was before sewn). Now I understand why 18th century people are shown in paintings, (or films and plays) walking with hand elegantly held out. They were admiring or showing off their lace cuffs.
My week-long break in drawing was due to my participation in the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, held last week in Venice. I gave a conference paper, and I did manage to do a couple of drawings between sessions, such as this one at the Gesuati.

Tags: ca' mocenigo, gesuati, lace, renaissance society of america
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