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Bracelli’s modern art – 1624

Bracelli’s Bizzarie di Varie Figure (1624) I have long maintained that art has its rivers that have been flowing through culture at all times, and my friend Roger Malbert just sent me the interesting link (above), posted by The Public … Continue reading

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Grotesque: Ancient and Modern

“In the famous Kerch terracotta collection we find figurines of senile pregnant hags. Moreover, the old hags are laughing. This is a typical and very strongly expressed grotesque.  It is ambivalent.  It is pregnant death, a death that gives birth.  … Continue reading

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