Étiqueté : fantaisie

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...

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