These are links and other sources on the commedia tradition in fine and decorative art.
Harlequin on the Moon – Commedia dell’Arte and the Visual Arts by Lynn Lawner (Harry N. Abrams, NY/1998)
il teatro di animazone – puppet theater (in italian)
Paintings of Gary Willis – in the theme of the fool; le cirque, la carnivale, les saltimbanques, la commedia dellâ€™arte
Source – explanation