Artwork Title: Evil Powers - Artist Name: Ivar Arosenius

Evil Powers

Ivar Arosenius, 1907

Onda makter (Evil Powers), is dated 1907 and depicts a personification of evil in veiled, jocular form. In a sterile, rocky landscape surrounded by black mountains, a she-dragon has given birth and is suckling some 20 bickering young reptiles. Some of them, having had their fill, have contentedly begun to explore their surroundings. One is doing its business on the ground, and at bottom left another has sniffed out and sunk its teeth into a black-clad clergyman. The scene plays out in a pale green moonlight, which imbues the image with an air of terror. (
dragonpen and black inkbreastfeedingwatercolor and gouache

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