Posts Tagged ‘witch’

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Salvator Rosa, painter of witches, bandits and allegories

Salvator Rosa, a 17th century Italian painter, should be better known. Judge for yourself… Innovative, provocative, disturbing, haunting, macabre… one cannot remain indifferent to Salvator Rosa’s art. See for instance this allegory of Poetry. The dark palette, stark, almost neutral background, brooding expression of the model create a powerful image. So does this self-portrait of […]



Werewolves and witches, in the 18th century and now

The research for Book 3 is leading me to explore the topic of witchcraft in 18th century French countryside. Let me simply say that, during the Enlightenment, beliefs in witches and werewolves were alive and well. The only difference with earlier times was that accusations of witchcraft were no longer investigated or prosecuted, and that […]