Equivoque VI : The lute as a body

The musical instrument is a body. The shape of the lute inspired the pictures of ambiguity. The lute was a costume in the carnival feast or in the masquerade. Since the Middle Ages, the grotesque tradition mobilized the jesters, the musicians and the members of the court. The fancy dresses were the fruit of the imagination of the painters, the dressmakers and the decorators who participated at this entertainment.