The Devil is in the Details
By Corvis Nocturnum aka E.R Vernor (Author and Artist)
The devil hasnít always been depicted in art as we know him today. From
the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance and into modern times, Satan
has had many different incarnations in art.
Scholars say that no
artistic representation of Satan was produced before the sixth century,
and was only made official by the Ecumenical Council of 553. From then
on, however, and throughout the Middle Ages, Satanís imagery was
everywhere, in manuscripts, in paintings, sculptures and architecture.
As Christianity grew and spread, so did the belief in the Devil, who was
blamed for illness, accidents, immoral behavior, crop failures and
natural disasters. He was also said to be the leader of heretics,
enemies of the Church.
This beautifully illustrated book by E.R
Vernor details the history of artwork of the Devil with over a hundred
woodcuts, drawings, and paintings and postcards from the earliest days
of printing to the 1900s.
180 pages Language: English
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