Goya, Witches’ Flight, 1798

I found this painting terrifying and far more eerie than other paintings I’ve seen on similar subjects, and then when I read the analysis I understood why: This painting on the surface reveals witches sucking the blood of a victim but symbolically was a criticism of the Inquisition and its persecution of witches (not to mention Jews), with the witches here wearing crowns like mitres.

Goya - Witches in the Air

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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