Sunday, February 6, 2022

Carried Away in Piazza San Marco


The main figures in the above image, taken on 3 March 2014, seem to conflate a number of motifs from Giandomenico Tiepolo's wonderful series of Pulcinella drawings, as seen below. Well, at least they do in my mind. But then I'm always happy to recall this series of images, and if you can get your hands on a copy of the large-format complete edition of the drawings published by George Braziller in 1986 and entitled Domemico Tiepolo, The Punchinello Drawings, (with an Introduction and sometimes dubious interpretations by Adelheid Gealt), take a look at it. Or, better yet, buy it, as they're not too easy to find in good condition.


The birth--or rather, hatching--of Pulcinella

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