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Art of the Devil (Temporis Collection)

Art of the Devil (Temporis Collection)

ISBN: 9781844846467
Publisher: e-Parkstone International
Publication Date: 2009-11-30
Number of pages: 256

HardCover. Pub Date :2009-12-10 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: Parkstone Press The Devil holds the strings which move us! (Charles Baudelaire. The Flowers of Evil. 1857.) Satan. Beelzebub. Lucifer ... the Devil has many names and faces. all of which have always served artists as a source of inspiration. Often commissioned by religious leaders as images of fear or veneration. depending on the society. representations of the underworld served to instruct believers and lead them along the path of righteousness. For other artists. such as Hieronymus Bosch. they provided a means of denouncing the moral decrepitude of one's contemporaries. In the same way. literature dealing with the Devil has long offered inspiration to artists wishing to exorcise evil through images. especially the works of Dante and Goethe. In the 19th century. romanticism. attracted by the mysterious ...

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