- --- In SCAbasketry@yahoogroups.com, "coslage" <coslage@y...> wrote:
> looking for pictures or patterns for medieval baskets
I find basket images in sculpture, illuminations, and woodcuts from
the various cultures and periods. Brugel incorporates a lot of
basket images in his paintings and drawings.
I have found a few photographs of baskets from the SCA's time, but
they are few and far between.
- "coslage" wrote:
>looking for pictures or patterns for medieval basketsElfwyn commented:
>I find basket images in sculpture, illuminations, and woodcutsIf you find yourself, as I find myself, with immediate access to
>from the various cultures and periods.
hard copies of few such images, you might be interested in the Web
Gallery of Art <http://www.wga.hu>. The earliest represented pieces
are from the beginning of the 12th century C.E. If you do a text
search for "basket", you'll see a list of works in which baskets are
featured. You can elect to view only pieces from a particular 50-
year period, or all those in the collection. Click the thumbnail of
an image that interests you to open a larger, zoom-ready image, or
the "i" icon on the other side of its brief description to read
commentary about it.
There are many other online archives where you can see images of
medieval art. Some are organized chronologically, and you can
browse a selected period looking for relevant images.
Alternatively, you can browse the works of a particular artist (like
Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Aertsen, or Abraham Bloemaert) you
know to have included baskets. The Artcyclopedia
<http://www.artcyclopedia.com/> is an excellent place to start such
a search. It will list pieces by a given artist that appear on a
variety of sites.
Good luck finding what you need.