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THE MASK OF COMEDY: THE ART OF ITALIAN COMMEDIA. Eleonora Luciano. J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 1990. 92 pp. with 91 ills. (25 col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 90-62637 ISBN 09612276010 In English.
Documents an exhibition of more than 70 diverse prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, porcelain figurines and puppets reflecting the lasting influence of the commedia dell'arte, a theatrical tradition dating from 16th-century Italy which is based on improvisational performances by such stock characters as Harlequin and Pierrot. Including reproductions of works by Callot, Watteau, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Manet, Picasso, Rouault and many other artists, the catalogue provides a concise history of the development of the commedia tradition and discussions of its varied impact on four centuries of visual arts.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Several Media — Theater Arts
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053863
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