La Bella is in town for only 58 days. She came from Italy to visit three museums in the US,
Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Museum of Art in Reno and Portland Art Museum in Oregon.
I was asked by the museum to present a program on Nov 11 regarding the costume and textiles behind the painting of La Bella. I am honored to be part of this program that is being produced in part by Arte Italia and the museum. I will be in costume of the Renaissance time period, but I will be bringing in Paige Mattern who will be in a Western European costume of 1535 (La Bella was painted in 1536) she has that wonder Gable Hood headdress of the Tudor time period. Sara, my granddaughter, will be in a Italian 1530's by looking at Paige and Sara side by side you will be able to see the different silhouettes of Western Europe and Italy. If interested in attending this program click on link.
After restoration the brilliancy the painting is astounding. I would encourage everyone to go see her, where else in the US can you stand 3 feet from a relic of 1536.
Carolyn Runnells a.k.a. “Lady Carolyn” designs, makes, and interprets period costumes. Join the Museum for this special opportunity to learn about the extraordinary textiles and costumes of the Italian Renaissance.
Art Bites in 2011 are made possible, in part, by a grant from Nevada Humanities.