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

By Filippo Carlà-Uhink,Irene Berti

To what volume did mythological figures reminiscent of Circe and Medea effect the illustration of the robust 'oriental' enchantress in glossy Western artwork? What function did the traditional gods and heroes play within the building of the imaginary worlds of the fashionable 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 edition of historical myths and faith within the arts centuries later, this ebook 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 numerous fields around the globe, the authors of those essays deconstruct sure scholarly traditions by way of featuring unique interdisciplinary techniques and collaborations, exhibiting to what quantity the visible and appearing arts of other sessions interlink and form cultural and social identities.

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