Wednesday, 27 December 2006

"Naive yet macabre"

Which artists might Berto Consalvi's "naive yet macabre", "mystical period" paintings in The Bird with the Crystal Plumage perhaps be compared to? Marc Chagall is one that comes to mind, but who else?

3 comments:

Jean-Yves said...

Le Douanier Rousseau? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Rousseau

K H Brown said...

Thanks - this is just the kind of thing I'm after. It's interesting to read about how Rosseau was admired by the surrealists and rejected by the establishment of his time as being in dubious taste - the latter being a point that also applies to Argento I think.

johnny6666 said...

Personally I'd suggest Pieter Bruegel (the Elder) as being a reference point. The perspective and style of the 'Plumage' painting certainly evokes Bruegel's 'The Hunters in the Snow', 'Census at Bethlehem' and others.

Indeed, works like 'The Triumph of Death' and 'Mad Meg' certainly have a decidedly macabre element that one would think might appeal to Argento...

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