I chose this image because I liked the color and texture of the feathers. I would use this as a costume design. I just love the effect of layering feathers and think that if done correctly, it can look like fabric.
Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550). Design for a nautilus cup with Neptune riding a Hippocampus, ca. 1535 - 1540. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Kunstsammlungen Der Fuersten von Waldburg-Wolfegg, Schloss Wolfegg | This work is featured in our “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry” exhibition on view through January 11th.