Wednesday, January 30, 2008

fold


da Vinci's drapery studies


the part of the fold that is farthest
from its course will turn most 
to its original form
beautiful folds shall be made around the figure
where the limbs assemble
and pull the drapery between themselves
the draperies thin, thick, new, old,
with folds broken and pleated
soft light, shadows obscure and less
obscure, with or without
reflections, definite or indistinct
according to distances and colors;
and the garments according to the rank
of those who wear them
long or short
fluttering or 
stiff

2 comments:

Radish King said...

Oh this photo is lovely.

Pam Hart said...

Thank you Radish King! And welcome...I (heart)your blog.