Bertoldo

Bertoldo

medieval jester, butt, and buffoon. [Ital. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 54–55]
See: Clowns
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The Four Seasons in Florence is famous for its 12 bas-reliefs by Bertoldo di Giovanni, one of Michelangelo's teachers, dating from 1555.
at 120 (advertisement of Benson Bertoldo Baker & Carter).
It's easy to see why Bertoldo, the Italian humor magazine, bought Steinberg's first cartoons in the 1930s; why the editors of the New Yorker, who discovered Steinberg in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (where he was a refugee from Fascist Italy and Romania), jumped in to help secure his American passage in 1942; and why "Wild Bill" Donovan of the OSS pulled strings to see that the weakhearted, nearsighted, mildly "psychoneurotic" Steinberg, who barely spoke English, would become a navy officer (Steinberg was assigned to create demoralizing drawings that would be dropped on Axis territory).
Another example among many is the hopeless state that befalls the foolhardy Bertoldo in The Maid of Honour, both when his war ransom is too high and when his own king, Roberto, forbids anyone to pay it; Bertoldo finds himself in a state of impossible indebtedness.
Perrotta S, Cappellini MD, Bertoldo E Servedio V, iolascon G, D'Agruma L et al.
Suliva delighted the audience when he performed blindfold and in sitting position a mixed martial arts exhibition, showing very sophisticated techniques off attacker Cohai Windy Bertoldo.
The interest in clay as a sculptural medium was kept alive at the end of the 15th century by a student of Donatello's named Bertoldo, who, according to Vasari, oversaw the unofficial art academy that was maintained by Lorenzo il Magnifico de' Medici in a garden near the church of San Marco.
To this school, directed by Donatello's pupil Bertoldo di Giovanni, he earnestly wished to recruit Michelangelo; so he borrowed the son of Lodovico Buonarroti and the apprentice of Ghirlandaio at a handsome interest.