Friday, June 10, 2016

Symboles et Allegories - Matilde Battistini

Methodically and carefully, Battistini lists symbols, topos and motifs recurrent in painting and sculpture. Most of the artworks used as examples (they are multifold!) date from the renaissance, for obvious reasons (classic symbolism was all the rage in the 15th-16th centuries) but there have been worse periods in art history!

Boy Bitten by a Lizard, by Caravaggio, ca 1595
illustrating touch (the five senses)