Friday, June 16, 2006

Fellini Caricatures








These 1937 'caricatura cinematografica' from film director Federico Fellini (1920-1993) are among a collection of 79 images at Bologna's Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio [put 'fellini' in the search box and click on the image icons at far right on the results page].

The majority are simple pen drawings and many of those are labelled: 'caricatura femminile erotica'. Whimsical and humorous and a little bit mad, as you'd expect. Prior to his film career, Fellini had a 'laughing faces' shop from which he sold sketches to American soldiers.

"I will not loiter in repositories with hugely annoying watermarks.
I will not loiter in repositories with hugely annoying watermarks.
I will not loiter in..." *sigh*

1 comment :

Edie said...

Nice looking blog. I especially like the images down the sidebar. I'm a little surprised that you don't get overwhelmed with comments, though. We need more common conversations about all things art.

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