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The Tempest: Costume Design

On my board, I focused mainly on the character of Miranda. In terms of costume design, the images pinned demonstrate the elements and principles of design that reflect what Miranda's final costume would look like. Also, there are other images that are pinned which depict the historical era of the play. The Tempest was written by William Shakespeare during the 1600s. In the play, the characters originally come from Italy, so I incorporated some influences from the Italian Baroque era.
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Makeup is an important element in theater and is also associated with costume design. I think the sparkly, iridescent eye shadows and bold lashes fits in perfect with Miranda's look.

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This picture emphasizes the focal points of the model's hair, face and dress. The picture is placed horizontally, adding to the difference in direction and viewing field. The hair, texture of the dress and makeup are all representations of Miranda's character.

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Fashion « Hungeree

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This painting illuminates the beginning of the play. You can see the evil in the eyes in the background and lines of thunder and rain directed towards the ship. The eyes symbolize Prosperos' since he is the one who planned the entire shipwreck as an act of revenge towards his brother Antonio. Antonio had conspired with Alonso to take the throne (Duke of Milan) and kidnapped Prospero and Miranda, and set them out to sea in hopes of death. However, Prospero and Miranda survived.

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Kelly Murphy Illustration | The Tempest

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This painting is called "The Tempest" by Arthur Rackham. It adds value and color, as the shades of blue, pink and gold are emphasized. The spirits and fairies are shown in the midst of the sea. Prospero uses magic and spells to aid in his act of revenge.

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Here is a painting done by Maggi Hambling called "Wave". It captures the element of design known as space. The image has depth and creates a three-dimensional effect. The color scheme is also strong and visually powerful. It is analogous to the violent storm known as "The Tempest".

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This is another image that represents The Tempest. The elements of design that are demonstrated include texture, line, color and shape. The principles of design in this image are movement, pattern and rhythm.

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In this painting, Miranda is shown sitting on a rock besides the water,on her island. As you can see, her clothing is rather simple. Her dress is flowing and thin. She has a ribbon or some sort of headpiece in her hair. This was my main inspiration for her costume design.

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When I read Act 1, scene 1 of The Tempest, this is what I envisioned. This painting entitled "De Windstoot" was done by Willem van de Velde II in 1707. The contrast in color is important as it goes from dark on the top to light in the middle, and dark on the bottom again.

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This is a painting by Ludolf Backhuysen. [Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1631-1708] It represents the historical time period of The Tempest, which was believed to be written around the 1600s.

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Although I focused more on the costume design for Miranda, I found this piece to be interesting. It is an actual depiction of a male suit during the Baroque era (circa 1660). The pattern on the shirt is intricately detailed, and the color schemes are brown, black and white. I envision Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio and Ferdinand to wear similar costumes like this one.

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