sComedy: Triumph of Ridicule

The Triumph of Ridicule, by Basset, 1773. De Agostini Picture Library, G. Dagli Orti, The Bridgeman Art Library. 

sComedy: Monkeys as judges

Monkeys as Judges of Art, by Gabriel Cornelius von Max, 1889. Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesmmlungen, Munich, Germany.

sComedy: Teasing a sleeping girl

Teasing a Sleeping Girl, by Gaspare Traversi, c. 1760. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Harry G. Sperling.

sComedy: Thirty-five Expressive Heads

Thirty-five Expressive Heads, by Louis-Léopold Boilly, c. 1825. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France.

sComedy: Roman-mosaic

Mosaic with theatrical masks, Rome, second century. Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. 

July 28, 2014

Horror Show

2014:

A production of Titus Andronicus is causing London theatregoers to faint in the aisles

1949:

Paris' Grand Guignol set the bar for horrorshows.

black and white photo of Groucho Marx wearing glasses and smoking a cigar from the side of his mouth

Groucho Marx

(1890 - 1977)

Painting of François Rabelais.

François Rabelais

(1494 - 1553)

black and white photo of Kurt Vonnegut sitting over coffee and a book

Kurt Vonnegut

(1922 - 2007)

Sepia colored photo of Oscar Wilde sitting on a rock with a book in his hand

Oscar Wilde

(1854 - 1900)

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