Parution : Chris Askholt Hammeken, Maria Fabricius Hansen (eds), Ornament and Monstrosity in Early Modern Art, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2019

Early modern art features a remarkable fascination with ornament, both as decorative device and compositional strategy, across artistic media and genres.

Interestingly, the inventive, elegant manifestations of ornament in the art of the period often include layers of disquieting paradoxes, creating tensions – monstrosities even – that manifest themselves in a variety of ways. In some cases, dichotomies (between order and chaos, artificiality and nature, rational logic and imaginative creativity, etc.) may emerge. Elsewhere, a sense of agitation undermines structures of statuesque control or erupts into wild, unruly displays of constant genesis.

The monstrosity of ornament is brought into play through strategies of hybridity and metamorphosis, or by the handling of scale, proportion, and space in ambiguous and discomforting ways that break with the laws of physical reality. An interest in strange exaggeration and curious artifice allows for such colossal ornamental attitude to thrive within early modern art.



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Fiammetta Campagnoli (2019, 30 octobre). Parution : Chris Askholt Hammeken, Maria Fabricius Hansen (eds), Ornament and Monstrosity in Early Modern Art, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2019. Centre d'Histoire de l'Art de la Renaissance. Consulté le 1 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/mo43

Fiammetta Campagnoli

Fiammetta Campagnoli est doctorante en histoire de l'art moderne à l'Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Ses recherches se concentrent sur la perception et sur la réception de la spatialité de l’image mariale au XVe et au XVIe siècle.

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