New PDF release: Ancient Magic and the Supernatural in the Modern Visual and

By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

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

Looking around the millennia, from the mistrust of old magic and oriental cults, which threatened the new-born Christian faith, to the revival and variation of historic myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this publication deals an unique research of the reception of historical magic and the supernatural, throughout a wide selection of other media – from comics to movie, from portray to opera. operating in quite a few fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct definite scholarly traditions through presenting unique interdisciplinary techniques and collaborations, exhibiting to what quantity the visible and appearing arts of alternative sessions interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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