The Devil holds the strings which move us!
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.
William Morris – A Revolutionary Force in Victorian Britain
For some years Morris was mainly occupied with his different arts and his business, and still tried to live like an artist unconcerned with other matters. In 1871 he took with Rossetti a beautiful old house on the Upper Thames called Kelmscott Manor House, which he has described in News from Nowhere.
Christmas presents come and go, a good book lasts a lifetime.
Christmas is the best time for family reunions, for giving gifts, and for showing attachment and love for our loved ones. Offering an art book that recalls the history of Christianity and reading it on a cold snowy night is the ideal gift and the height of pleasure.
The depiction of Hell and Heaven in Art of the Eternal
Since the first funerary statues were placed in the first sepulchres, the ideas of death and the afterlife have always held a prominent place at the heart of the art world. In this work, Victoria Charles analyses how, through the centuries, art has become the reflection of these interrogations linked to mankind’s fate and the hereafter.
Exploring Satan and…Art of the Devil
"The Devil holds the strings which move us!". Literature dealing with the Devil has long offered inspiration to artists wishing to exorcise evil through images, especially the works of Dante and Goethe.
Top must-read books for you to enjoy
Easter is not just about such traditional games and customs. It is the celebration that has profound religious connection. On that day, nothing could make a better gift than a book. Choose some egg-cited books for your basket.
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