Wednesday, November 25, 2015
In 1618, Dionisio Minaggio, Chief Gardener of the State of Milan, created a series of images of birds and scenes from the era: hunters, tradesmen, musicians and actors from the Commedia Dell’Arte. The pictures were made of feathers, along with some supplementary bird parts: skin, beak and feet. In total, there were 156 images, which were bound into a book: The Feather Book, or Il Bestario Barocco (The Baroque Bestiary).
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