Monday, July 29, 2013

Witches and Wicked Bodies at the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland is mounting an exhibit on the art of witchcraft and such that looks quite cool. Highlights here. Above, The Witches Sabbath by Franz Fracken, 1606.

Agostino Veneziano, The Witches Rout, 1520, and detail. Images like this one and the first remind us that part of the horror of witchcraft was the sheer chaos associated with their mad revels.

John Runciman, The Witches of MacBeth, 1767.

John Faed, Illustration from Robert Burns Tam O'Shanter.

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