Étiqueté : monstres

Parution : Eugene Clay, Beasts, Humans, and Transhumans in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Turnhout, Brepols, 2020

From shape-shifting Merlin to the homunculi of Paracelsus, the nine fascinating essays of this collection explore the contested boundaries between human and non-human animals, between the body and the spirit, and between the demonic and the divine. From shape-shifting Merlin to the homunculi of Paracelsus, the nine fascinating essays of this collection explore the contested boundaries between human and non-human animals, between the body and the spirit, and between the demonic and the divine. Drawing...

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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