Anthony Van Dyck. Self-Portrait. 1620-1621. Oil on canvas
I love the voluminous sleeves with the slits in them and the high collar, all in gorgeous silk. Here's another stunning jacket with countless folds and a generous helping of buttons. It's all in the details!
Agnolo Bronzino. Portrait of a Young Man. 1530s. Oil on wood.
I could do without the hat. Finally, the draping and pleating in this dress is wonderful. The belt, the surprising layers, the lacing at the top, the emphasis on the female form - ah, magnificent! If only he had painted a view of the back as well!
Edward Burne-Jones. The Wheel of Fortune. 1884. Oil on Canvas.
Someday, when I am ridiculously wealthy, I am going to have these made for me. Or when I have learned how to sew ridiculously well I will make them myself. I wonder which is more likely...