Wealth is generally considered as the major definer of one’s class, but there are other factors such as culture, prestige, identity and the system. One of the indicators of status is the style of clothing. Fashion has always been a way of distinguishing class since the price, brand, and style of one’s clothing reveal their economic standing and culture. Only people from the upper class are able to afford luxurious, fancy, and expensive-looking clothing used to be considered high-end fashion and was a status of symbol. This trend in fashion was very undemocratic because only rich people were able to afford what was accepted as fashionable.
The renaissance was a time of many different improvements and changes to the era previous to it, the medieval ages, the renaissance re-introduced many different Roman and Greek traditional aspects, so much so that renaissance literally translates into “rebirth” in French. Other changes include social such as the rise of humanism and humanist beliefs, secularism, individualism, big changes in mathematical studies, sciences and all types of learning in general, the printing press invention, as well as religious changes, and the arts were also affected and changed with techniques such as chiaro-scuro, perspective, sfumato, and further more to be explained. The renaissance started in the end of the 14th century and ended in the 17th century. In
The 1920s and 1930s was the period of time between two Great wars when people’s lifestyle was changing in line with those historical events. Europe was suffering after the losses of World War One and people had to change their lives according to the historical reality. The mood of European citizens was reflected in the clothes they wore. After the years of strict Victorian style -corsets, petticoats fashion finally became more bright, relaxed and variable. At that time designers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli pushed social movements out of their own way.
Siam is argued by Wyatt to be an independent state that defended itself against imperial powers. On the other hand Marxists point out that Siam was heavily influenced by western imperial powers and so in this sense it was semi-colonised. I believe that although there was a great deal of western influences upon Siam , they modernised of their own choice, not only for the kings own selfish reasons, but also for the good of the nation. I am going to look at the differences between the direct physical western influence in India and the indirect influences in Siam. There was a great demand for spices, especially at fairer prices, from European traders.
However, with the huge extent of the damage and increasing population after the war, monasteries were “paid for by the people themselves” (1961, p.39), and they were created for the people, rather than for the church or the monarch. Consequently, these churches lacked the ostentatious nature Baroque embodied, because it served simply to be a place of
The commoners worked really hard to pay their taxes on time and to feed their families. The nobles enriched themselves through hard work and taxes of the commoners, which made the feudal system. It wasn’t common for the commoners to move from the Third Estate to the Second Estate, even if they had just as money as the nobles. One of the only ways they could move up in class was through marriage or buying their
1. Introduction In Italy, the Renaissance took place in larger cities such as Florence, Rome or Venice. By looking for links between the state of economy and the state of the culture, more particularly the material culture, we can see that art was of great importance and that paintings followed the trade routes. Italian countries exported art and artists to Central Europe, for example Leonardo and Rosso went to France and their paintings travelled both directions. Pictures from Florence were shipped to France for the collection of Francis I and the famous Portinari altarpiece was brought to Florence by the manager of the Bruges branch of the Medici Bank.
Victorian fashion compiles various fashions and trends on British scenario that later emerged and developed in United Kingdom and the British Empire throughout this era (1830s to 1900s). This period saw vast number of changes in fashion of various grounds including changes in clothing, architecture, literature and the decorative and visual arts. Later in 1905, clothing was increasingly factory made and often sold in large. There were fixed price departmental stores. Methods like custom sewing and home sewing were still significant, but on the decline.
The Renaissance was a period of time in which northern Europe went though many changes as well as a significant rebirth due to the development of technology, art, writing, and more. The works created by Erasmus, van Eyck, More, and Shakespeare influenced the people of Europe and inspired many to develop new forms of writing and art with different subjects and meaning. Each individual managed to create a movement that allowed people to express themselves through painting or writing based on the subjects that they focused on in their own work. Common theme expressed in their works were greed and hatred, but each of them also told the story of a person’s life and put the subject in the “center of the stage.” However, the Renaissance in northern Europe was much different than the Renaissance in Italy due to the fact that humanism had smaller influence in Italy compared to Europe, there were different artists and authors creating different works, and Italy remained largely medieval through this period of development. Desiderius Eramus and Thomas More commonly focused on the idea of humanism in their writing, which is a system of thought in which an individual’s thoughts, values, and morals dominate and are developed through nature alone.
Women are more interested when it comes to fashion than men. One of the main reason is that, women have wider choices of clothes. Another is that women uses fashion to attract their opposite sex. Teenagers doesn’t want to go to tailors for having new clothes rather they go to shopping malls to buy ready- to-wear clothes. It also takes a lot of their time if they go to the tailor.