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Art of the Devil
 

Art of the Devil

By Graf, Arturo

"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 and expressive potential of the theme, continued to glorify the malevolent. Auguste Rodin's The Gates of Hell, the monumental, tormented work of a lifetime, perfectly illustrates this passion for evil, but also reveals the reason for this fascination. Indeed, what could be more captivating for a man than to test his mastery by evoking the beauty of the ugly and the diabolic?
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ISBN 9781780429946
Published 8 May 2012
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Temporis

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ISBN-13 9781780429946
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 8 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Author(s) By Graf, Arturo
Series Temporis
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 256
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Dewey Code 704.9487
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NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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