Sabbath and Temptations

Sabbath et Temptations

Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris, 75008
Admission: Free 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 17/01/2016
Free Entry
 
Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 2100
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
The late opening on Friday is for the exhibitions only. Closed on 1st May, 14th July, 15th August, 25th December.
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In parallel of the two exhibitions displayed inside the galleries the Small Palace presents a selection of masterpieces on "Sabbath and Temptations".

Drawings and engravings of the greatest masters - selected from the permanent collections - reflect the interest that artists of the Renaissance and the seventeenth century have brought to the world of witchcraft, whom followers were never so numerous that at the start of the Modern period.

The heyday of witchcraft: 1450-1650. During those times of change and crisis, the witch became the scapegoat of a destabilized and credulous society. Demonology treaties are published and summarize all the beliefs: Night flight to demonic witches, sabbath pact with the Devil, black magic and necromancy, infanticide, enchantments and spells, couplings with demons, animal metamorphoses ...

Sensitive to the concerns of their time, artists could not ignore issues related to demonology and masters from Dürer to Callot, left many representations of witches, sabbath, necromancers and demons.

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