Images of the Witch in European Art

Code: AA61030

Dates: November 2, 2019

Meets: 10:30 AM to 12 N

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $42.00

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Belief in witches became widespread in Europe by the 15th century, culminating in the infamous witch hunts of 1450 to 1750. These beliefs had many causes, with religious developments of the time especially encouraging witch-hunting. Various treatises on witchcraft appeared, as did visual images of witches in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. This illustrated lecture will examine this imagery in the work of Dürer, Baldung, Goya and others in the context of contemporary writings on witches and their activities. ?
Fee: $42.00

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Carolyn Muir

Carolyn Muir received her PhD from the University of Manchester (UK) and taught European art history for 34 years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong. Honored by her university with an award for teaching excellence, she has also published numerous articles and a book on aspects of Renaissance and Baroque art. Having recently retired and relocated to the Main Line, she is excited about shifting her focus to teaching adults at MLSN.


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