I was thumbing through the Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur des Bildarchivs Foto Marburg website (Themen: natur) when the above 2 Georg Donauer images caught my eye. They date from 1611 and were in a Stuttgart festival book if I'm not completely misunderstanding. Donauer's name comes up in relation to iconography, architecture and musical instrument engravings in searching but it's a disparate link spread.
The eccentric caricatures reminded me of the outstanding series below by Braccelli (1624). This book was largely ignored until it was 're-found' in the mid-20th century and a new edition published.
The 50 surreal illustrations from Bizzarie di Varie Figure by Giovanni Battista Braccelli are online among the Digital Materials from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress.
Definitely go see these 2 entries by misteraitch at Giornale Nuovo on Braccelli - if I haven't said it enough before, the Giornale is an outstanding website and I'm forever grateful for misteraitch's support and advice in relation to maintaining BibliOdyssey.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Posted by peacay at 8:03 pm