Parution : Lucia Tantardini and Rebecca Norris (eds), “Grotesque and Caricature”, Leyde, Brill, 2023

Grotesque and Caricature: Leonardo to Bernini examines these two genres across Renaissance and Early Modern Italy. Although their origins stem from Antiquity, it were Leonardo da Vinci’s early teste caricate that injected fresh life into the tradition, greatly inspiring generations of artists. Critical among them were his Milanese followers, such as Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, and also Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo as well as, notably, Annibale Carracci, Guercino, and Bernini among others. Their artistic production—drawings, prints, paintings, and sculpture—reveals deep interest in physical, physiognomic, and psychological observations with a penchant for humour and wit. Written by an international group of established and emerging scholars, this volume explores new insights to these complementary artistic genres.

Contributors include: Carlo Avilio, Ilaria Bernocchi, Christophe Brouard, Sandra Cheng, Susan Klaiber, Michael W. Kwakkelstein, Tod A. Marder, Rebecca Norris, Lucia Tantardini, Nicholas J. L. Turner, Mary Vaccaro, and Matthias Wivel.


Preface and Acknowledgements
Lucia Tantardini, Rebecca Norris and Lucia Tantardini

List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Notes on the Text

Monstrous Inventions: Caricature and the Grotesque in Early Modern Art
Sandra Cheng

Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings of Busts of Old Men and Women with Monstruous Faces: Satire as Moral Criticism
Michael W. Kwakkelstein

Lomazzo’s Grotesque Heads Revisited
Lucia Tantardini

Sebastiano del Piombo’s Caricatural Gesture and the Path to Idealism
Matthias Wivel

Burlesque Irreverences: Domenico Campagnola and Ruzante in the Corte Cornaro
Christophe Brouard

Carracci’s Ritrattini Carichi and the ‘Origins’ of Caricature
Mary Vaccaro

Guercino’s Grotesque Heads and Caricatures
Nicholas Turner

Deformation as Revelation: A Monstrous Portrait by Bartolomeo Passerotti
Ilaria Bernocchi

Heavenly Bodies III: Bernini’s Caricatures and Copies
Tod Marder

Rudolf Wittkower, Bernini’s Caricatures (1931)
Translated by Susan Klaiber

10 Jusepe de Ribera and the Grotesque: Between Science and Comedy
Carlo Avilio



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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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