This time line is a general collection of images of people wearing pink clothing covering a span of approximately 700 years of art from the SCA time period.
I originally conceived this display to go with the A&S them of Best Use of Pink at War of the Wings III. I received so many compliments on the concept that I decided to put it on the web to share it with more people. Due to space constraints the scope of the original display only featured Western European art. This online version will feature images from as many countries/cultures as possible. It currently contains images from only 700 years of the 1,000 years the SCA time frame covers, 600 ad- 1600 ad.
If you have an image that you would like to be added to the collection send: the image (or a link to it), the date, the artist, and any other relevant info to lady louise @ carolina . rr . com. Just remove the spaces. I would also love to link to anybody's online research on producing pink through period dying techniques.
The shades of pink depicted in these images are typical of paint and inks of their time. These shades may or may not represent shades of pink attainable using dye stuffs in the SCA time period. What this does show us is that women and men chose to be depicted wearing pink, especially in later period art, or in the case of early art the artist chose to depict people wearing pink. It is interesting to note just how many of these images also have red, depicted in all its vibrant glory, in close proximity to the pink.
850-875 Evangeliarum van Egmond
Late 10th cent. Benedictional of Archbishop Robert
Late Tang Dynasty (Tang Dynasty approx. 618 - 907 AD)
Five Kingdoms Period-10th c. Gu Hongzhong (Original) Shown left Song Dynasty 12th c. copy
12th cent. Catalan
Northern Song Dynasty-early 12th c. Emperor Huizong - This image cannot be truly appreciated for its PINKNESS without a vist to the mfa Boston. Scroll to the bottom of that page to really get the zoom tool advantage.
1297 Bondone di Giotto
1306 Codex Manesse
1306 Bondone di Giotto
1308 Buoninsegna di Duccio
1324 Bernardo Daddi
1336 Bernardo Daddi
Mid14th cent. Hebrew manuscript
1369 Chroniques de France ou de St Denis
Late14th cent. Cibo monk of Hyères
1385 Aretino Spinello
1408 Belles Heures de Duc du Berry
1433 Fra Angelico
1468 Loyset Liédet
1490 Tacuinum Sanitatis
1510 Grimani Breviarium
Ming Dynasty - Tang Yin 1470-1523
1516 Jacopo Pontormo
1519 Giovanni Cariani
1523 Lorenzo Lotto
1530 Pierfrancesco di Foschi
1530’s Jacopo Pontormo
1545 Angelo Bronzino
1561 Nicolas de Neufchatel
1565 Francois Clouet
After 1565 Artist unknown
1558 Follower of Francois Clouet
1580 Giovanni Battista Moroni
1590 Isaac Oliver