Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and by Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

To what quantity did mythological figures comparable to Circe and Medea impact the illustration of the robust 'oriental' enchantress in sleek Western paintings? What function did the traditional gods and heroes play within the development of the imaginary worlds of the trendy myth style? what's the position of undead creatures like zombies and vampires in mythological movies?

Looking around the millennia, from the mistrust of historic magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian faith, to the revival and model of historical myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this booklet bargains an unique research of the reception of old magic and the supernatural, throughout a large choice of other media – from comics to movie, from portray to opera. operating in a number of fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct yes scholarly traditions by way of presenting unique interdisciplinary techniques and collaborations, displaying to what volume the visible and acting arts of alternative classes interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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