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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Da Vinci & other monster creators


A delightful booklet has just been published, that should be a joy for all the people who love the Renaissance, either because of the 15th and 16th century 'specimens' showed here (by Piero Di Cosimo, Paolo Uccello, Bosch, Veronese, Hugo Van Der Goes, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Salvator Rosa, . . . including some basically unknown drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci) or because the pictures, of any epoch, deal with subjects that were greatest hits during the Renaissance: classical mythology, fantasy & magic, strange creatures, true freaks, faraway peoples.

Gloria Fossi (ed.), 100 mostri nell'arte, Florence: Giunti, 2016, euros 8.90