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.
The Tempest: Costume Design
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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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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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A cool poster for a production of The Tempest. Google Image Result for http://www.kelmurphy.com/images/kelly-murphy-the-tempest-1.jpg
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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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John William Waterhouse, RA (1849-1917), Miranda, 1875, Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 101.5 cm, Collection of Robert and Ann Wiggins, USA.
John William Waterhouse - PreRaphaelite Artist - Miranda, 1875
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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De Windstoot - A ship in need in a raging storm (Willem van de Velde II, 1707)
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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This picture emphasizes the era in which The Tempest was written in: "The Baroque: A period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe."
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This is another original Italian design of the Baroque era. It was done around 1600-1620. I would replicate this design into Miranda's costume as it would prove the historical time period of the play. The visual representation of touch is indicated here, and it seems soft and delicately woven. [ITALY: Border 1600-20 linen (needle lace) (punto in aria), 20.3 x 137.1 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne]
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ITALY: Border 1600-20 linen (needle lace) (punto in aria), 20.3 x 137.1 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Here is an image of an original Italian design in cloth. I would incorporate this in the costume design of the characters, especially Miranda. The texture, or surface quality of the material is visually represented. The piece is carefully and delicately woven. The pattern is magnificent. [Italy: 1600-1660. Piccolomini, Gullia (maker)]
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Place of origin: Italy (made) Date: 1600-1660 (made) Artist/Maker: Piccolomini, Gullia, born 1600 (maker) Materials and Techniques: Linen, embroidered with linen and metal thread in satin stitch, with cutwork, drawn thread work and buttonholed bars
Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), Venice, Italy The Baroque bridge that spans the Rio di Palazzo hasdark origins. The bridge was constructed of white limestone in the early 1600s to connect the inquisitors inside Doge’s Palace to the prison across the river. The structure was called the Bridge of Sighs because the view of Venice through the grilled windows of the enclosed overpass was thought to be the last glimpse of the outside world convicted prisoners saw before they were executed.
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Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), Venice, Italy ~ A Baroque bridge that spans the Rio di Palazzo has rather dark origins. The bridge was constructed of white limestone in the early 1600s to connect the inquisitors inside Doge’s Palace to the prison across the river. The structure was called the Bridge of Sighs because the view of Venice through the grilled windows of the enclosed overpass
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The dull and eerie texture of this painting emphasizes the storm that brews in Act 1, scene 1 of The Tempest. There is depth in this painting as seen in the clouds and in the water. It adds to the three-dimensional effect.
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I found this picture of a cloud twister formation to be symbolic to Act 1 of the play. Prospero is the mastermind behind the violent storm and through magic, he oversees that the storm hits his victims and make sure they are deserted on his island. The three-dimensional effect and proportion of the twister is clearly emphasized.
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I think of Gnarls Barkley Storms Coming... Hey, hey, hey, there's truth in the thunder Love in the lightning, the feeling is frightening Yeah, isn't it exciting? I'm something like stormy weather If I weren't we would never Huddle together, do I have to tell you That I'm also the sunlight, that shines shortly after? I just rain cause I have to, on to another chapter I wish you lots of laughter Til the next time you see me Just remember you need me, I'm the storm coming
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This beautiful leafy headpiece would be perfect for Miranda during the wedding scene with Ferdinand in Act 2, scene 4. The green leaves with yellow accent flowers are very natural and simple. It would tie in to her gown. The hair is also something I would consider using.
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The setting of The Tempest is on an unknown, deserted island which is inhabited by Prospero, Miranda, Caliban and magical fairies and spirits such as Ariel. I found this picture to be a great representation of what I envisioned the island to be, and when the crew of men are mysteriously brought to the island.
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Adding to the scenic representation of The Tempest, I thought this painting was powerful in depth, space, shape, color and value. I imagined the characters Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand and Gonzalo all on the ship at sea, in the midst of the violent storm. The waves are seen on right with the dark and dreary colors.
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This hairstyle represents Miranda in most of the scenes. I imagine the braids and her hair tied, just as in the previous painting which was my first inspiration.The yellow pom poms however are a contrast. They are cute and adds color, shape and proportion to the hair.
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I love this hairstyle and can see it being done on the character of Miranda. The braid in the front adds a touch of detail and texture, to the loose curls.
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Here is another image on the emphasis of the eyes and eye makeup. The sparkles demonstrate texture and contrast. I can see Miranda and the fairies with sparkly eyes. It creates a magical feel.
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The headpiece is an interesting and unique part of the costume. I love the bright yellow color and the flowers at the side. There is a veil attached to it as well. I could see Miranda wearing this headpiece in the wedding scene with Ferdinand.
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This image is of a beautiful braided hairstyle and iridescent makeup. I would design Miranda's costume emphasizing the light shades of purple and pink. I absolutely love the hairstyle and it would look great on the character.