The 10th Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenge of 2014, due Sunday the 1st of June, is Art. Art is simple: make something inspired by a work of art.
With the Historical Sew Fortnightly Challenges I generally just post the theme, some inspiration, and hope that people will figure the rest out on their own, and if they want to be a bit creative with interpreting the theme, that’s fine, as long as they can explain why their item fits. But I’ve received a lot of questions about art, and what does and doesn’t qualify, so I’ll elucidate a bit more.
Your artistic inspiration can be a painting:
Or a sculpture:
Or a sketch:
Or an etching:
Or a fresco:
But not fashion plates (because they are commerce, rather than art) or photographs (because early photographs were not considered art within their time, unless you can prove that the photograph you are working off of was considered art within its own time), or advertising (because, again, commerce).
In addition, your inspiration garment can be a historical (pre 1945) depiction of a fantasy outfit:
Or a historical (pre 1945) depiction of a different historical period:
But it may not be a modern (post 1945) depiction of a historical garment.
Hope that clears things up!
Have fun! Create! Make something beautiful!