Master of the E-Series Tarocchi
Italian, active c. 1465
Logic, plate 22 from Arts and Sciences, c. 1465
Art Institute of Chicago
Will I ever stop being captivated by medieval-ish illustrations with super static, awkward poses? No, never. I can stare at these completely unrealistically posed illustrations for hours. Matt thinks they’re ugly and while I agree with him, they’re also really compellingly beautiful to me. I don’t know how to explain it. I think it has something to do with the human body being in such exaggerated positions to make them iconic.