Albrecht Dürer; Germany; 1500
An engraving by Dürer that shows a shrieking hag clutching her broom and spindle that influenced centuries of witch art. The goat, a symbol of lust, was thought to embody the Devil, and the rain and hailstones seen above are a reminder that witches raise storms and destruction. The natural order of things is reversed throughout the print: the witch’s hair trails in the opposite direction to her drapery, a putto stands on his head, and even Dürer’s famous ‘AD’ monogram is reversed.
Runaway Rabbit Press
Woodblock Bonny Gregory © 2017
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Print Size: 12"x16"
Printed by hand; Woodblock Print
Block Printed on Archival Vellum Paper
Printed on a restored 1898 Chandler & Price Printing Press