Maschere di Pietra e di Teatro nel Tardobarocco degli Iblei

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[automatically translated] The essay analyzes the figurative peculiarities and symbolic values of the late baroque masks iblei. The thematic repertoire and formal features of the sculptures are placed in relation to the death masks, the findings of Antiques of Ragusa and Camarina and the sculptural results of Mediterranean Gothic, which in the count room lived a virtuous season mostly erased by the earthquake of 1693. The labeled forms, and hyper-realistic, symbolic, in serial sections, staged by the late baroque masks are inventions in the etymological sense of the term, because the memory of the continuity of a figurative and crafts culture that is rooted in the local tradition, the Mediterranean Gothic influences, from learned culture of the bestiary, hieroglyphics, businesses, emblems. A must also recall the figurative catalogs and the iconologies era that, following the rich medieval tradition, reintroduced the ancient association between human behavior and facies. In support of the text, an iconographic path presents a comparison between the "bestiary" iblei of the Gothic churches of the late Baroque and masks and performs a formal and symbolic reading through the support of excerpts from Della human physiognomy, published by Giambattista della Porta in 1568, it is highlighting even the formal similarities with the productions Leuthner Bohemian engraver, published in Prague in 1677.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)5-36
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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