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  1. 1. seductive creature who have fascinated painters with imaginative and disturbing subjects ... old, grotesque, terrifying, representing evil, chaos and conflict young, beautiful, powerful, attractive, delicious, charming and diabolical
  2. 2. Witches in Western painting
  3. 3. who says witch says potion ... a skull on the ground, an obvious symbol of death, a witch surrounded by monstrous creatures prepares a mysterious mixture and a bat fluttering over her crazy hair David Teniers the Younger, David Teniers le Jeune, atelier de, studio of Witchcraft Scene Scène de sorciellerie 1635 Private collection
  4. 4. magic at its most banal ... using magic to conquer a man A young witch has used her powers to cast a love-spell on the youth who enters at the back. (Presumably it is his heart that lies in the casket and receives the streams of sparks and water) Unknown Master, German (active in 15th century in the Lower Rhineland) The Love Charm or The love spell Le Charme d’amour ou Le sortilège d'amour 1470-1480 Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
  5. 5. Just before the decisive battle, Saul decided to consult a the Witch of Endor to seek the advice of the dead Samuel ... … the witch, sitting on a throne of owls, practices her witchcraft, a satyr is holding a book with magic spells, four women an two goats are tasting their brewage, a devil with a hurdy-gurdy is standing ... the left King Saul is standing before the witch's house and in the background the ruins of an arch is depicted through which the Prophet Samuel and Saul's suicide can be seen Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen Saul and the Witch of Endor Saul et la sorcière d'Endor 1526 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  6. 6. A witch riding a goat and brandishing a broomstick charges to chase away dozens of devils and a shadowy figure gestures with his bony hand, a strange dog-like Hell hound dashes forward as though to attack and an diabolical creature with horns, an alien standard-bearer wafts an unknown banner, a melange of cruel mongrels grasp and tear at one another and somewhat like an ancient Greek satyr, half man, half goat, his beautifully detailed butterfly wings seem like something out of the Seelie Court of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cornelis Saftleven A Witches' Sabbath Le sabbat des sorcières 1650 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  7. 7. The Witches in a moonlit Italian landscape ... an older one riding a horned goat, and a younger witch is accompanied by a boy, a gallows on which a dead body hangs, a soldier in armor, looking in a mirror, an woman kneeling holding a snake, an dead body of a robber, his gun by his head, an infant, a cat, a small chimera, a bat flies in the distance, and a transparent figure is passing through a hoop Domenicus van Wijnen The Witches’ Sabbath by Moonlight Le sabbat des sorcières au clair de lune 17th century Private collection
  8. 8. two ladies are studying books in a civilized fashion, in appearance, they are impeccable Dutch bourgeoises, the older woman properly pious and zoomorphic spirits, avian, small rodents, bats, flying reptiles, demonic fish, one ridden by a rat a young naked witch is being anointed before she flies, a figure provides music, a horse's skull, lacking the lower jaw a magic circle, a dice, carafes of liquid, an egg, a knife and fork stuck into the floor, and an incense-burner or salt-cellar … David Teniers the Younger, David Teniers le Jeune Witches' Initiation L’initiation de la sorcière 1647-1649 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
  9. 9. an palace, helmet, shield, a putti with an arrow the enchantress Armide seducing Renaud with her enchanted mirror and two soldiers in armor, Renaud's friends, their eyes fixed on Armide François Boucher Renaud et Armide Rinaldo and Armida 1734 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  10. 10. Sunken faces, dark robes, crooked fingers, sinister looks... … Füssli is inspired by William Shakespeare and his play Macbeth, where the three women are masters of fate. The Three Witches, like the three Fates from Greek mythology, they announce to Macbeth that he will become king; in reality, they do not know the future but distill the temptation that will push Macbeth to murder and then to death. ... the death's head moth in the background reinforces the witches' message and prefigures the tragedy that is to unfold Johann Heinrich Füssli Study for the three witches in Macbeth Etude pour les trois sorcières dans Macbeth 1783 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland
  11. 11. The moon and a swarm of bats overshadow the day and darken the sky ... the devil is a billy goat with lyre-shaped horns and evil human-like posture and a group of witches who feed him his favorite dish: children Francisco Goya El aquelarre Witches’ Sabbath El aquelarre Le Sabbat des sorcières 1797-1798 Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid
  12. 12. Three semi-nude witches wearing penitential coroza bearing aloft a figure, a donkey, and two figures in peasants' garb, the man with the cloth over his head is making a sign with his hands to ward off evil spirits Francisco Goya Witches’ Flight Le Vol des Sorcières 1797-1798 Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  13. 13. Bats and owls, according to tradition, animals that suck blood, a basket of stolen children, a group of old witches, one torments a man, one reads the spell by a candle, another sticks a pin into the spinal column of a fetus, and from the darkness of the sky emerges a figure ... the Devil Francisco Goya Witches or Incantation Sorcières ou L’incantation 1797-1798 Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid
  14. 14. Creepy and grotesque witches and warlocks are amazed and absorbed in the discourse ... of a goat … ! of the Satan, who dressed in clerical clothing, indicates to the young woman that she has been appointed as a witch Francisco Goya Witches’ Sabbath or The Great He-Goat Le Sabbat des sorcières ou Le Grand Bouc 1821-1823 Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  15. 15. Alembics, a sprig of mandrake, a marabou, an owl, a black cat ... a Faustian character invokes Beelzebub, prince of demons, and a naked young woman appears to him so ... he makes a deal with the Devil (It all seems good fun, as if witchcraft was a hobby for every family. But... history tells us that he will end up being arrested as a witch and burned alive). Félicien Rops The Incantation L'Incantation 1878 Musée Provincial Félicien Rops, Namur
  16. 16. The inspiration comes from Goethe's Faust, which describes the "Walpurgis Night". A pagan feast during which Mephistopheles amuses his senses with all sorts of witches and demons. In the company of strange beings, under the obedience of the bat, incarnation of the goddess Nyx, the witches fly or ride their brooms and the Sabbath goat (... The witch at center stares at us and draws us into the scene, with both evil and lust in her eyes.) Luis Ricardo Falero Witches going to their Sabbath or The departure of the witches, or The Vision of Faust) Les sorcières vont à leur sabbat ou Le départ des sorcières, ou La Vision de Faust 1878 Private Collection
  17. 17. A witch endowed with magic powers draws a magic circle, outside the circle an landscape bare and barren and a group of rooks or ravens and a frog - all symbols of evil and associated with witchcraft The meaning of the picture is unclear, but its mystery and exoticism struck a chord with contemporary observers. John William Waterhouse The Magic Circle Le Cercle magique 1886 The Tate Gallery, London
  18. 18. a pair of copulating toads symbolizing her lover’s infidelity, a small Egyptian sculpture, a abalone shell, a dried sting ray cobras, beetles, owls, a moon half-hidden by the presence of a bat, the animal of the witchcraft world and … Medea casting a spell Frederick Sandys Medea Médée 1866-1868 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
  19. 19. Circe pours her glowing emerald green potion into the water, turning Scylla, her rival, into a hideous monster; the already transformed Scylla writhes beneath the surface. John William Waterhouse Circe Invidiosa 1892 Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
  20. 20. witches with erotic undertones ... naked witches on the Sabbath, around a cauldron from which flames emerge in the shape of chimaeras and accompanied by satanic animals Paul Ranson Les Sorcières autour du feu Witches around the Fire 1891 Musée Départemental du Prieuré, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  21. 21. In this beautifully articulated forest fly three witches in transparent gowns and with flowing hair while three wolves stare out at us hypnotically ... This scene terrorizes the viewer as much by the wide-eyed, even fearful stare and defensive gesture of the foreground figure. Eugène Samuel Grasset Trois femmes et trois loups Three women and three wolves vers 1900 Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
  22. 22. o.esqsegues@gmail.com Witches in Western painting Les sorcières dans la peinture occidentale images and text credit www. Music The Piano Guys Code Name Vivaldi (Bourne Soundtrack-Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto) created olga.e. thanks for watching

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