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By Arturo Graf

“The satan holds the strings which flow us!” (Charles Baudelaire, The flora of Evil, 1857.)
Satan, Beelzebub, Lucifer… the satan has many names and faces, all of that have consistently served artists as a resource of concept. frequently commissioned through spiritual leaders as pictures of worry or veneration, counting on the society, representations of the underworld served to tutor believers and lead them alongside the trail of righteousness. For different artists, corresponding to Hieronymus Bosch, they supplied a way of denouncing the ethical decrepitude of one’s contemporaries.
In an identical means, literature facing the satan has lengthy provided proposal to artists wishing to exorcise evil via photographs, specifically the works of Dante and Goethe. within the nineteenth century, romanticism, attracted through the mysterious and expressive power of the subject, persisted to glorify the malevolent. Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, the huge, tormented paintings of an entire life, completely illustrates this ardour for evil, but in addition finds the cause of this fascination. certainly, what may be extra fascinating for a guy than to check his mastery via evoking the wonderful thing about the grotesque and the diabolic?

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