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Raising Our Forefathers From The Dead: I Recreate Costumes From Famous Paintings
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Needle and Thread7 years ago

Raising Our Forefathers From The Dead: I Recreate Costumes From Famous Paintings

My name is Nicole Friedersdorf, I am a German costume designer aka DarkDirndl – specialized on the reconstruction of historic gowns and dresses – exactly as seen on paintings, sketches or for real in museums or exhibitions.

In cooperation with Markus Gath, a quite talented and smart photographer, I started the Resurrection Project: reproducing gowns from paintings as they might have been looked for real (color, fabric, details, etc.), finding models quite alike to those in the painting and setting them in scene like on the painting. We want to give our forefathers a real face, bringing people even closer to their history! We just started, below are our first shootings – more to come. Our goal is to work with museums/schools on projects didactically or private citizens wanting to be set in scene like below in reconstructed costumes.

More info: Facebook | foto-gath.de

Portrait of a Lady by Rogier van der Weyden

Maria Magdalena (Church of divine Mary, Leipzig)

Young Elizabeth I by unknown artist

Ophelia by John Everett Millais

Melancholia by Lucas Cranach

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AlexandraFrederickson
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7 years ago

it is a beautiful work. However, if someone says "I do exact reconstruction"--I expect to see the exact reconstruction. Just me, though ))

IreneRussak
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7 years ago

No I'm dissapointed too:( I'd say they are inspired by cause too different.

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SusydelaLlave
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7 years ago

Schön, ich würde aber schönere Kleider machen, es gibt soooo viele und schöne. Die person ist nicht so wichtig ;)

AlewarWealdafrea
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7 years ago

Elizabeth's eyes have to be more brownish and Melancholia looks very amateur to me :(

JordonNichols
Community Member
7 years ago

The costumes and photography are lovely, but saying they are exact is quite a stretch from the truth. "Inspired by" is much more apt.

DawnMarcy
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7 years ago

they are lovely paintings. the costumes are just that, costumes and not reconstructions of the original garments.

AshleyAnthony
Community Member
7 years ago

At least make them fit.... The sleeve on the green dress isn't even completely sewn on. Gives herself WAY more credit than deserved.

cracklovingcracker
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7 years ago

As cool as crack

AlexandraFrederickson
Community Member
7 years ago

it is a beautiful work. However, if someone says "I do exact reconstruction"--I expect to see the exact reconstruction. Just me, though ))

IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago

No I'm dissapointed too:( I'd say they are inspired by cause too different.

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SusydelaLlave
Community Member
7 years ago

Schön, ich würde aber schönere Kleider machen, es gibt soooo viele und schöne. Die person ist nicht so wichtig ;)

AlewarWealdafrea
Community Member
7 years ago

Elizabeth's eyes have to be more brownish and Melancholia looks very amateur to me :(

JordonNichols
Community Member
7 years ago

The costumes and photography are lovely, but saying they are exact is quite a stretch from the truth. "Inspired by" is much more apt.

DawnMarcy
Community Member
7 years ago

they are lovely paintings. the costumes are just that, costumes and not reconstructions of the original garments.

AshleyAnthony
Community Member
7 years ago

At least make them fit.... The sleeve on the green dress isn't even completely sewn on. Gives herself WAY more credit than deserved.

cracklovingcracker
Community Member
7 years ago

As cool as crack

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