Assemblage Art Dress – Northanger Abbey
So, the first assemblage art dress I’ve created using my new materials, is a homage to Jane Austen and the first of her novels completed for publication – Northanger Abbey. This wasn’t the first novel Jane Austen wrote; the better known Jane Austen novels – Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, were written and published before Northanger Abbey was published in December 1817. In fact Northanger Abbey was published posthumously, Jane Austen dying in July 1817.
Northanger Abbey, follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland, who having read about Northanger Abbey in Ann Radcliffe’s Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, finds herself invited to visit. Northanger Abbey is the family home of Henry Tilney: A well-read clergyman in his mid-20s, the younger son of the wealthy Tilney and the romantic interest of Catherine Morland the lead female character.
Whilst making this piece I’ve been listening to the life story of Jane Austen on Radio 4, this wasn’t planned just a coincidence but a very nice one. I’ve painted the background of this piece to look very Gothic to go with the novel. The dress, created as for Catherine Morland, is made from some of my newly purchased satins and her coat is a beautiful taffeta which is a wonderful shade of blue/green. I’m sure I’ll be using Jane Austen as an inspiration for quite a while yet. She was a most amazing person.
Catherine Morland (Northanger Abbey)
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Northanger Abbey - Catherine Morland
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