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Jacques Callot (1592 -1635 ) - Balli di Sfessania (plates)

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Jacques Callot  (1592 -1635 ) - Balli di Sfessania (plates)

Jacques Callot (1592 -1635 ) - Balli di Sfessania (plates)
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In about 1622, an album of etchings by the French graphic artist Jacques Callot (1592-1635) was published, under the title Balli di Sfessania…
The prints in this series - Callot’s most exuberant and delightful - depict dances known in Neapolitan dialect as the sfessania. Such dances, as Callot’s etchings demonstrate in salacious detail, are characterized by violent and sometimes obscene physical contortions and gesticulations. Each plate features a pair of figures pulled from the repertoire of popular entertainers, their balletic interactions running a comic gamut from mock grace to blatant crudity



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