Michelangelo: The British Museum drawings

I’ve had the plesure of contributing an expansive, critical essay on Michelangelo’s life and art to a monumentally conceived, high-end compilation volume of the Michelangelo drawings at the British Museum, published by Spanish book afficionados Artika Press. It consists of two volumes, the central one of which includes high-quality, full-size reproductions of all the drawings,…

Sebastiano del Piombo: Caricaturist?

I am continuing my writings about sixteenth-century caricature, grotesque (see also here) and what I’d call proto-cartooning with an article in the anthology Grotesque and Caricature: Leonardo to Bernini, ably edited by Rebecca Norris and Lucia Tantardini and just published by Brill. The article, “Sebastiano’s Caricatural Gesture and the Path to Idealism”, focuses on Sebastiano…

Radio Rackham: Jens Peder Agger – del 1

Det var med stor glæde, at Thomas, Frederik og jeg — hjulpet og assisteret af dansk tegneseries nestor Carsten Søndergaard — drog til Lyngby for at interviewe den 80-årige tegneserielegende Jens Peder Agger. Agger var en nøgleperson i det danske tegneserieboom i anden halvdel af 70erne og gennem 80erne, først som aktivistisk bibliotekar og kritiker…