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  2. demonagerie:

    Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1879, f. 79r. Johannes Virdung, Prognostica 1493. Astrologische Prognostik mit Widmung und Begleitschreiben.

     
  3. (Quelle: heptagram)

     
  4. snowce:

    Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Penitent Magdalen in Ecstasy, 1506

    (Quelle: nataliakoptseva, via dieschwarzealraune)

     
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  6. russian-style:

    Boris Zaborikhin - Illustrations to The Elder Edda

    At that time of night, you know)

     

  7. "Philosophy, the power of separate thought and the thought of separate power, could never by itself supersede theology. The spectacle is the material reconstruction of the religious illusion. Spectacular theology has not dispelled the religious clouds where men had placed their own powers detached from themselves; it had only tied them to an earthly base. The most earthly life thus becomes opaque and unbreathable. It no longer projects into the sky but shelters within itself its absolute denial, its fallacious paradise. The spectacle is the technical realization of the exile of human powers into a beyond; it is separation perfected within the interior of man." 

    -Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle 

     
  8. centuriespast:

    BONIFACIO VERONESE
    St Michael Vanquishing the Devil
    c. 1530
    Oil on canvas
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

     
  9. craftandmemory:

    "Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand. By using the technique of embroidery, traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of it’s opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy. Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ancillary jobs such as cleaning, caring, and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’"

    Eliza Bennett

    A woman’s work is never done

    2011

    Flesh, thread

    http://elizabennett.co.uk/

     
  10. demonagerie:

    The British Library, Royal 6 E VI f. 396v. James le Palmer, Omne Bonum ( (Circumcisio-Dona Spiritui Sancti)). London, c.1360 - c.1375

    "Detail of a historiated initial ‘C’(onstellacio) of an astrologer observing the sky, and the devil in a circle."

     
  11. deathandmysticism:

    Peter Paul Rubens, Detail of The Entombment, 1612

     
  12. demonagerie:

    Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 920 f. 2v (Creation). Book of Hours, use of Rome. 15th century

    (via torpekonyvek)

     
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  14. deathandmysticism:

    Battle of the evil spirits on black horses, ca. 1475

     
  15. deathandmysticism:

    Jost Amman, Grammar, 1579