Event Title

Demonic Bodies Under Construction

Location

King Building 321

Start Date

4-29-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

Demons are a common presence in European art of many mediums, their characters often easily read through their forms. How these forms are constructed, however, is not as easily deduced. This paper seeks to explore, through sustained engagement with German engraver and printer Martin Schongauer’s late 15th-century engraving The Temptation of Saint Anthony, the varying themes that may have developed a standardized iconography of demons. Exploration of themes, including religious binaries and their inversion, Christian dogma, physiognomy, and concepts of the imagination, shed light on how these forms are constructed by Schongauer and how his audiences may have interpreted them.

Notes

Session I, Panel 1 - Plagued By Demons: Representing Evil in Rhetoric, Engravings, and Literature
Moderator: Patrick O'Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature

Major

Art History

Advisor(s)

Erik Inglis, Art History

Project Mentor(s)

Erik Inglis, Art History

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 2:30 PM

Demonic Bodies Under Construction

King Building 321

Demons are a common presence in European art of many mediums, their characters often easily read through their forms. How these forms are constructed, however, is not as easily deduced. This paper seeks to explore, through sustained engagement with German engraver and printer Martin Schongauer’s late 15th-century engraving The Temptation of Saint Anthony, the varying themes that may have developed a standardized iconography of demons. Exploration of themes, including religious binaries and their inversion, Christian dogma, physiognomy, and concepts of the imagination, shed light on how these forms are constructed by Schongauer and how his audiences may have interpreted them.