By Johanna Lehner, Ernst Lehner
"Throughout historical past, artists have grappled with the matter of depicting truly and forcefully the rules of evil and anguish in human existence." With this view, the Lehners have accumulated 244 representations, symbols, and manuscript pages of devils and dying from Egyptian occasions to 1931. Reproductions from Dürer, Holbein, Cranach, Rembrandt, and lots of different lesser-known or unknown artists illustrate the attention-grabbing background. The 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries are stressed.
The ebook is split into 12 chapters, every one with a separate creation. many of the illustrations are accrued in 5 of those chapters: Devils and Demons, together with Belial, Beelzebub, and the Anti-Christ; Witches and Warlocks, their animals, varieties, and rituals; The Danse Macabre, with the Dance of loss of life Alphabet via Holbein and representations of all periods leveled by way of the typical strength of dying; souvenir Mori, together with a cranium clock, a macabre illustration of the Tree of data and dying, and the winged hourglass and scythe; and Religio-Political Devilry, the struggle among the Papists and the Reformers, and emblems of devils in different political disputes. There also are chapters at the Fall of Lucifer, Faust and Mephistopheles, Hell and Damnation, The Apocalyptic Horsemen, Witch-Hunting, The paintings of death, and Resurrection and Reckoning.
Anyone inquisitive about witchcraft, dying, and devils might be drawn to this publication. it truly is rather worthwhile to academics, artists, and illustrators who desire transparent reproductions for the study room, for types, or for advertisement makes use of. dying, devils, and their background are a great deal with us today.
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From Jacobus de Teramo’s Das Buch Belial, published at Augsburg, 1473. 19. The demon Belial dancing sooner than King Solomon. 20. The demon Belial returning to the gates of Hell. From Jacobus de Teramo’s Das Buch Belial, published at Augsburg, 1473. 21. Demon inflicting girls to gossip in the course of Mass. 22. Demons retaining rating at the babbling of ladies in the course of Mass. From Geoffroy de Latour Landry’s Ritter vom flip, published via Michael Furter, Basle, 1493. 23. Demon wearing off a baby promised to the satan. 24. The Demon of self-importance and the coquette. From Geoffroy de Latour Landry’s Ritter vom flip, revealed via Michael Furter, Basle, 1493. 25. The Demon of Greed and the treasurehunting idiot. 26. The Demon of delight and the immodest girl. From Sebastian Brant’s Navis Stultifera (Ship of Fools), published by means of Bergman de Olpe, Basle, 1494; attributed to Albrecht Dürer. 27. the writer tempted by way of the satan, from Johannes Lichtenberger’s Prognosticatio, published by way of Bartholomaeus Kistler, Strassburg, 1500. 28. The Lord and devil vying for the soul of guy, who's navigating the sea of vices and sin. From Le provide kalendrier et compost des Bergiers, published by means of Nicolas Le Rouge, Troyes, 1496. 29. The demons of Antichrist, from los angeles vie de l’Antechrist, exhibiting the seducing of guys via bribe and the destruction of sacred photos. published at Lyons, overdue 15th century. 30. The Temptation of St. Anthony. After a layout by means of Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1506. 31. Angels protecting the fort of Heaven opposed to the hordes of the satan. From Celifodina’s Scripturae word list, revealed via B. M. Lantzberg, Leipzig, 1510. 32. gruesome illustration of the demons of the Seven lethal Sins. Designed by way of Hans Baldung Grien, from the Buch Granatapfel, 1511. 33. The satan tempting St. Patrick. From Le purgatoire Sainct Patrice, Paris, 1530. 34. Lucifer with a triple face devouring Judas and different victims. From Opere del poeta Danthe, published via Bernardino Stagnino, Venice, 1512. 35. Demons, designed via Hans Holbein the more youthful, from Historiarum Veteris Testamenti icones, revealed by means of Johan and Franciscus Frelilon, Lyons, 1543. 36. Allegoric illustration of the Demon of the Plague. From H. voin Gieirsdorf’s Feldtbuich deir Wundairzney, published by way of Johann Schott, Strassburg, 1540. 37. decrease demons undertaking minor chores for his or her human masters. 38. Minor devils, demons, satyrs and hobgoblins. From Olaus Magnus’ Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, Rome, 1555. 39. Demon leaving the physique of a possessed girl. forty. The satan tempting St. Jerome. forty-one. Witch and warlock attending on devil. From Pierre Boaistuau’s Histoires prodigieuses, Paris, 1597. forty two. devil tempting Jesus (Luke, 4:5–7). After an engraving by way of Johann Sadler, Paris, 1582. forty three. The Mercurial demon of the alchemic philosophers. From Giovanni Battista Nazari’s Della transrnutatione metallica, Brescia, 1589. forty four. The Demon of Counterfeit. From a German handbill opposed to the Kipperer und Wipperer (coiners and vendors of inferior coins), Munich, 1620. forty five. Asmodeus, the Biblical demon of anger and lust (Tobit, 3:8).