5455 - Baroque Splendor in Saint Stephens V

Fashion-conscious saints in rich, flowing garments. It would be interesting to see what the wife of a carpenter in old Galilee really wore.

Where did those baroque artists get their inspiration? I suppose, to a large part it was fantasy, based on old, roman, and especially byzantine imagery. Images of aristocracy, images depicting imperial weddings. Certainly not what poor people wore.