Cabinet of Curiosities
was a collection of objects belonging to different areas and very popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, developed out from the Italian studiolo.
In an era when science is not yet consolidated and however alchemy is no more magical, science is merged with art and everything is confused without hierarchy.
Every single thing has the same value so that Beauty is about to become Ugliness and vice versa and there’s no difference between the two because everything is rated for its wonderfulness.
Microcosm becomes Macrocosm and the room of wonders is such as a chamber of horrors.
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