Reading Fashion in Art with The Dress Detective, Dr. Ingrid Mida

Textile Arts Council

Date Time: January 22, 2023 | 2:00 am
Time Zone: GMT+8:00 China Taiwan Time

Total Hours

3 Hrs

Using selected artworks from the collections of the Legion of Honor and the de Young museums, including works by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and others, Dr. Mida will discuss how the fashioned body has been used in art to express notions of beauty, gender, and politics.


About the Event

Since dress cannot be read like a text, every detail of how the body is dressed in a figurative artwork must be considered. In arguing that there is a difference between looking and seeing, Dr. Ingrid Mida advocates for the Slow Approach to Seeing as the first step to reading fashion in art.