THE THOUSAND FACES OF EVIL

The perfidous seductor in Art from Medieval times to today

From the images of the slimy serpent, wrapped around the Tree of Eden
to the terrible infernal monster, avidly divouring human beings, through the ages many ideas, often from far off places, intermingle.

This Conference describes the story of a “Character”,disquieting and charming at the same time: a creature of pure spirit voted to an un-gracious task: lead the human race to perdition and sin.

This Spirit, that followes humanity from its birth, and, through the centuries, has often changed many faces and ways to operate, has inspired countless artists’ endevours;through the analysis of these one can comprehend how, and behind what emotional drive, the face of Satan and his Demons has reached its modern-day physiognom.

Duration of conference:
1hr approx., with projection of 40 slides

On the subject see my articles:
The Devil in Medieval Art, Terzo Occhio no 91 ( giu.99)
The Devil in the Renaissance, Terzo Occhio no 92 ( sept. 99)
The Devil in Modern Art, Terzo Occhio no 93, (Dec 99)

Also the volumes:
The Otherworld (Mondadori Libri Illustrati, Milano 1998)
Hellish Visions: sins and tortures in Medieval Art (Le Tarot, Faenza 1991)

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