Witches and Wicked Bodies

Witches and Wicked Bodies

by Deanna Petherbridge

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Witches and Wicked Bodies by Deanna Petherbridge

·Provides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft, from the sixteenth century to the present day
·Contains fascinating new research in this area
·Accompanies the Edinburgh Festival show ofWitches and Wicked Bodiesheld at theScottish National Gallery of Modern Art,Edinburgh, from July - October 2013

Witches & Wicked Bodiesprovides an innovative, rich survey of images of European witchcraft from the sixteenth century to the present day. It focuses on the representation of female witches and the enduring stereotypes they embody, ranging from hideous old crones to beautiful young seductresses. Such imagery has ancient precedents and has been repeatedly re-invented by artists over the centuries, to include scenes with corpses and cauldrons, caverns and kitchens, and the dead being raised through demonic or satanic rites - all inversions of an ordered and religious social world.

Petherbridge introduces this fascinating subject and includes catalogue entries on each of the exhibited works. The illustrations primarily feature drawings and prints as well as a group of important paintings. A wide range of artists is represented including Dürer, Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Burra and Rego.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906270551
Publisher: National Galleries Of Scotland
Publication date: 08/16/2013
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 754,368
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Deanna Petherbridge CBEis an artist, curator and writer. Her bookThe Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of PracticeYale University Press, was published June 2010. She was Visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts London from 2009 to 2012 and was Professor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art from 1995 to 2001 where she launched the Centre for Drawing Research. Between 2002 and 2006 Petherbridge held a post as Arnolfini Professor of Drawing at the University of the West of England, Bristol and a two year Research Professorship at the University of Lincoln from 2007 to 2009.

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