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Grotesque Alphabet by Giacomo Paolini.




Late 16th century








Ateone mutato in Cervo da Diana

Background: Actea at right; Diana in the centre





Penteo / Bacco Trionfante

Background: Bacchus carried by a procession




Cadmo mutato in Serpente con la moglie

Background: Cadmus being transformed into a serpent




Dedalo / Icaro

Background: Icarus is falling to earth


Fetonte guisa il carro del sole

Background: A woman rides a chariot towards the sun



Hercole entrando nel'inferno Amazza Cerbero

Background: Hercules enters the inferno of Cerberus


Licaone mutato in Lupo

Background: Licone [?] Lyacon* is transformed into a fox wolf


Avaritia del Re Mida

Background: Scene depicting the greed of King Midas

Narcisso s'inamora de si stesso et dive ta un fiore

Background: Narcissus leans over a tomb set within a landscape


Eccellenza d'Orfeo nel sonare et lametarsi

Background: Orpheus plays his lyre


Quinto Curtio

Background: Marcus Curtius on horseback is about to leap into the chasm


Rololo et Remo primi fondatori de Roma

Background: Romulus and Remus alongside a wolf

Serena

Background: Serena swims in the sea

Terseo unice il Minotauro et inganna Arianna

Background: Theseus and the minotaur's labyrinth

Plutone / Venere et Cupido

Background: Venus and Cupid on a cliff; Pluto arrives in a chariot














Zarantani




http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2009/06/grotesque-alphabet.html


http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_results.aspx?searchText=Giacomo+Paolini&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=2
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