Exploring the Iconography of the Sorceress and Enchantress.
cm. 24x17 ill. b/w 30, col. 40 hardbound
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This book presents a thorough analysis of the iconographic evolution of the witch over an extensive period of European culture: from the days of Classical Greece to Romantic age. The study includes some of the most famous images in the history of European art, and focus on the dual character of the witch and major literary works as well as archetypal images in painting, sculpture, wood-carving and other artistic means. With a clear, readable and at time provocative style, Lorenzo Lorenzi illustrates a fascinating theme, strictly tied to that of magic and mystery and explores the various cultural aspects which it involves.