This book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the Neapolitan Baroque, through original and in-depth interpretations of pivotal masterpieces of Neapolitan art, literature, philosophy, theater. The book also presents the city of Naples as a cultural space in which the body functions as a visual, literary, and urban metaphor. By examining the works of Giordano Bruno, Caravaggio, Giambattista Basile, Silvio Fiorillo and Raimondo di Sangro, Principe di San Severo, the essays comprising this volume show the contribution of these world renowned figures to the Baroque imagery of Naples, but also highlight the impact the city had on their work. Finally, the book stirs reflection on the enduring presence and current revival of the Neapolitan Baroque, by looking at contemporary culture and the cinematic adaptation of baroque works, such as Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales.
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About the Author
Alessandro Giardino is assistant professor of Italian and Francophone studies at St. Lawrence University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Giordano Bruno: Between the Renaissance and Baroque
Chapter 2: Caravaggio: Women from the Margins
Chapter 3: “A Woodsy Scene:” Sexual Innuendoes and Eroticism in Giambattista Basile’s Toponomastic
Chapter 4: Pulcinella and Capitan Matamoros: Staging the Body of Naples in a Cloak-and-Dagger Neapolitan Drama
Chapter 5: The Prince of San Severo’s Esoteric Baroque: Body and Soul in the Museum and Cappella di San Severo
Chapter 6: Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales: Visual Metaphors and Transmedial Storytelling
Carmela Benedetta Scala