Tuesday, May 18, 2021


"He is totally absorbed in his reading and meditations, under a crude wooden cabin, and he sees himself surrounded by a great number of evil monsters where we can see the most horrendous symbiosis of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, with threatening attitudes or making horrific sounds and howls. All these evil satanic figures are symbols of the Deadly Sins and thus, represent sloth, gluttony, wrath, greed, pride, envy and especially, lust."

*This demon is inspired by the painting The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1625) by Jan Brueghel the Elder; a similar demon also appears in the painting The Underworld by an unknown member of Brueghel's circle.

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