Witches’ Sabbath

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GOYA ~ WITCHES’ SABBATH

Witches’ Sabbath is a 1798 oil on canvas by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya . Goya used the imagery of covens of witches in a number of works, most notably in one of his  Black Paintings, Witches Sabbath or The Great He-Goat(1821–1823) which contains similar sharp political and social overtones. At the time, a bitter struggle raged in Spain between liberals and those in favour of a church and a royalist-lead state Witches’ Sabbath shows the devil in the form of a garlanded goat, surrounded by a coven of disfigured,...

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GOYA ~ WITCHES' SABBATH

Witches’ Sabbath is a 1798 oil on canvas by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya . Goya used the imagery of covens of witches in a number of works, most notably in one of his  Black Paintings, Witches Sabbath or The Great He-Goat(1821–1823) which contains similar sharp political and social overtones. At the time, a bitter struggle raged in Spain between liberals and those in favour of a church and a royalist-lead state Witches’ Sabbath shows the devil in the form of a garlanded goat, surrounded by a coven of disfigured,...

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