Motion can be implied against the rules we learn about how the world works. It can also be shown in billowing garments.
From the Renaissance, by convention dreams were shown as a dream view set within a framing real view. Examples by Raphael, Tintoretto and others.
Barefoot and sometimes surprising, as Christ washes the disciples’ feet, and other feet are missing altogether. Barefoot means poverty too.
Weaving turned yarn into fabric ready to make into garments. Associations include industry, passing time, fidelity, and the myth of Arachne.
Travel by sea was hazardous. Here are paintings of shipwrecks from Tintoretto to the early 19th century, as an introduction to The Tempest.
In some populations, as many as one in ten men has significant colour vision deficiency. What effect does that have on how they perceive paintings?
What is that princess doing dressed for a pageant, and what is happening to her swatch of carmine fabric? How billows express motion.
He painted alongside Tintoretto in Venice, then around 1600 painted an epic replacement for one of Tintoretto’s works destroyed by fire.
The other half of the festival of Easter has been painted far less. Yet without Resurrection, Easter and all Christian belief would be worthless.
A staple product of many pro painters in western Europe for over half a millennium, and required by every church and chapel.