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*
Friday, June 16, 2006
Posted by peacay at 5:42 a.m.