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Draperies Styles

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  • Cloth coverings hanging in loose folds
  • (drapery) cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
  • A curtain (sometimes known as a drape, mainly in the United States) is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light, or drafts, or water in the case of a shower curtain. Curtains hung over a doorway are known as portieres.
  • The artistic arrangement of clothing in sculpture or painting
  • Long curtains of heavy fabric
  • (drapery) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement
  • A manner of doing something
  • A way of using language
  • (style) make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
  • (style) manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
  • (style) designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"

Hofer, Carl (1878-1955) - Woman in Drapery (Christie's Amsterdam, 2006)
Hofer, Carl (1878-1955) - Woman in Drapery (Christie's Amsterdam, 2006)
Pencil and black chalk on paper; 56 x 39 cm. Karl Hofer was born in Karlsruhe the son of a military musician. After an apprenticeship in C.F. Muller's court bookstore, he began to study at the Gro?herzoglich Badische Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Karlsruhe in 1897. Here he studied under Poetzelberger, Kalckreuth and Thoma until 1901. None of these teachers, however, were able to provide him with ideas for his ambitious striving for a new art form and he soon came under the influence of Arnold Bocklin. Hofer traveled to Paris in 1900 where he was greatly impressed by Henri Rousseau's naive painting. The art historian Julius Meier-Graefe introduced Hofer not only to private collections worth while seeing in Paris, but also drew his attention to Hans von Marees. As a result Hofer decided in 1903 to spend a couple of years in Rome. His painting, which was until then influenced by Bocklin's Symbolism, changed in favor of Marees' classic-Arcadian concept. In 1904 the Kunsthaus Zurich presented Hofer's first one-man show within the ‚Ausstellung moderner Kunstwerke', which was afterwards shown in an extended version at the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and at the Folkwang-Museum in Hagen and in Weimar in 1906. From 1908 Hofer lived temporarily in Paris. The stay changed his style through dealing with influences of Cezanne, French Impressionists and El Greco. In 1913 the artist moved to Berlin. He was interned in France one year later and only returned to Germany in 1917. He accepted a post as a professor at the Kunstschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1921. On the occasion of his 50th birthday a retrospective took place at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the ‚Berlin Secession' and Alfred Flechtheim's gallery in Berlin. His art was considered "degenerate" during the 'Third Reich' and he was dismissed from his teaching post in 1933/34. His works were exhibited in 1937 in the Munich exhibition 'Entartete Kunst'. Hofer lived in Berlin for the rest of his life. He was the director of the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste in Berlin.
hip drapery
hip drapery
A retro 40s styled dress from the 80s has artistic hip drapery and swirling soutache detailing in the front panel. This reproduces the popular hip drapes that were so commonly seen in the late 1930's and 40's.

draperies styles