By Arturo Graf

ISBN-10: 1844846466

ISBN-13: 9781844846467

“The satan holds the strings which flow us!” (Charles Baudelaire, The vegetation of Evil, 1857.)
Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer… the satan has many names and faces, all of that have regularly served artists as a resource of notion. frequently commissioned by means of spiritual leaders as pictures of worry or veneration, counting on the society, representations of the underworld served to train believers and lead them alongside the trail of righteousness. For different artists, equivalent to Hieronymus Bosch, they supplied a method of denouncing the ethical decrepitude of one’s contemporaries.
In a similar approach, literature facing the satan has lengthy provided thought to artists wishing to exorcise evil via photographs, specially the works of Dante and Goethe. within the nineteenth century, romanticism, attracted via the mysterious and expressive capability of the subject, persevered to glorify the malevolent. Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, the enormous, tormented paintings of an entire life, completely illustrates this ardour for evil, but additionally finds the cause of this fascination. certainly, what might be extra desirable for a guy than to check his mastery by means of evoking the great thing about the grotesque and the diabolic?

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