The Portrait of Eccentricity: Arcimboldo and the Mannerist Grotesque

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In this companion to his The Cornucopian Mind and the Baroque Unity of the Arts , Maiorino examines the links between Renaissance and the modern versions of the Groteseque. In this interdisciplinary study, the term "eccentricity" refers to styles of playful extravagance. Maiorino focuses on the rhetorical figures of excess employed by a critic-historian (Giorgio Vasari), on the willful artificiality of a painter (Giuseppe Arcimboldo), and on the programmatic and interpretive commentary of a theorist (Gregorio Comanini). ...

The Portrait of Eccentricity: Arcimboldo and the Mannerist Grotesque 2003, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271023205

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