April 5, 2011

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Jasper Goodall

April 4, 2011
  • Use of occult imagery within work  – creates visual interest as well as conveying meaning
  • Frames – generally triangles. Could provide excellent basis to begin a work from.

Depictions of Satan – Animal Elements

April 4, 2011

The Occult in Art has an entire section dedicated to the depiction of Satan, and explains why he is almost always some sort of half-human hybrid. Apparently, ever since Dante described him in the Divine Comedy, his impression of the devil’s appearance has remained in the public consciousness. Additionally, at the time of the majority of these paintings, the idea of a half-human, half-animal individual was considered the most repulsive type of ugliness around, so it was applied to all things evil – Satan himself, as well as demons and witches’ familiars.

The horns themselves, as well, hold significance: they are derived from the image of a half-crescent, thereby associating any horned or antlered animal with the devil. Goats especially get this, due to their association with the pagan Pan.

New book! The Occult in Art

April 1, 2011

I LOVE THIS BOOK.(This is the first depiction of Satan within the Satanism chapter)

March 8, 2011

Chinese Dragon Costumes

March 4, 2011

These fascinate me because the puppeteers are clearly visible, yet the illusion of the dragon remains intact.

Kabuki and Noh Masks

March 4, 2011

African animal masks

March 4, 2011

I love the idea of tribal masks; the idea of “becoming” an animal.

crow skull study

March 4, 2011

deer skull studies

March 4, 2011