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Luca Giordano 1634–1705, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, c.1666
The Fall of the Rebel Angels is an oil painting by the Italian late Baroque artist Luca Giordano. The image of Saint Michael mirrors that of classical iconography, showing spread wings alongside a sword, a heavenly dress and a red cape; intent on expelling the demons that came from the underworld on the earth. This painting is a follow up on the same subject from 1663 (also a lining we offer), the key differences being that in this version, St. Michael is portrayed holding a sword instead of a lance and his head is covered with a helmet.
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Luca Giordano (18th October 1634 - 12th January 1705) was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain.
In 1682–1683 Giordano painted various fresco series in Florence, including one in the dome of the Corsini Chapel of the Chiesa del Carmine. In the large block occupied by the former Medici palace, he also painted the ceiling of the Biblioteca Riccardiana and the long gallery of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi.
First, the practical benefits. It is a widely held misconception that this thin layer of material is only used for aesthetic purposes. However, a tailor will look at a jacket lining as a fabric utilised to support the garment. You might notice that the very best looking suit jackets have a certain gravitas, weight and shape that anchors the entire look of a suit. You can attribute much of this ‘feel’ to a good jacket lining, which fortifies the structure and adds weight and heft. It may seem counter-intuitive, but the addition of the extra weight allows the garment to better sit along the contours of the body.Half vs. Fully Lined. This is not as simple as a half-lined jacket is a cost saver, it can also be a practical consideration, with half-lined generally being preferred in the warm summer months, and fully-lined for cooler winter temperatures. It is also worth noting that a lined jacket is much harder to crease.
Now to the aesthetic. The jacket lining deftly hides the interlinings, stitching and raw edges. A properly constructed jacket to sit perfectly on the body is quite a complex construction and a lining allows the remaining evidence of that complexity to be neatly hidden. Finally, to the design itself. A flat colour will complete the jacket, but a bespoke lining will make the jacket truly one of kind. Something that only increases the emotional connection the wearer has towards the garment.
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Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our silk linings are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
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