'A Foul and Pestilent Congregation': Images of 'freaks' in Baroque Art

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Ashgate, 1998 - Art - 150 pages
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Wind (art history, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) examines depictions of human oddity, hunchbacks, cripples, and dwarfs in the work of Velbzquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Ribera, and other artists of the 17th century. He traces the types of mental and physical infirmity from their origins in antiquity, and sho

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