#art, «Las brujas» – «Witches»

(Foto/Photo – BBC)

Las brujas, esas mujeres que usaban la magia y poderes sobrenaturales para hacer el mal a la gente…quizá en bien también, pero eso nunca se sabe…son parte de la historia del arte, definitivamente. A través de las épocas los artistas las han pintado de mil maneras y aquí exploraremos algunas, las que considero más interesantes. Ojalá que lo sean para ti también y si lo son o no, me lo dejas en comentarios.


Witches. Women who used magic and supernatural powers to do harm to others…or perhaps good, but we’ll never know…are definitely part of art history. Throughout the ages painters have painted them in a million different ways. Here we will explore a few of them, the ones I think are the most interesting. I hope they are to you as well, and please, whether they are or not, let me know what you think in the comments below.


(El circulo mágico-1886/The Magic Circle-1886/John William Waterhouse/Dominio publico/Public Domain)

Es interesante notar los símbolos presentes en este gran cuadro. Por ejemplo, tenemos al cuervo…que hay varios…que representa la muerte; el sapo, que representa el amor; la serpiente mordiéndose la cola que es el símbolo de Uróboros, usado en el gnosticismo y en el misticismo. Además vemos que la bruja no es una vieja fea, arrugada, sin dientes y con verrugas, sino que es una chica guapa…


It is interesting to note the symbols present in this great work. For example the crow…there are several…who represents death; the bullfrog representing love; the serpent biting its tail, the symbol of Ouroboros frequently used in Gnosticism and mysticism. Additionally we see that the witch is not an old, ugly, old woman with a long nose, warts and green teeth. She is young and beautiful…




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    1. Thank you Sir! And a very good morning to you!

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  1. Brad Osborne dice:

    I love the symbolism so abundant in these works. And if you run across an ugly witch, it is safe to assume she is not great at the craft. Fun post, my friend!

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    1. Thank you my friend. It is a theme that has been used by artists…of all types of art…for centuries. Wait for the video…

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      1. Brad Osborne dice:

        Looking forward to it!

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      2. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. equipsblog dice:

    Lovely intro and I am looking forward to the video. Witch was an easy term to use for any woman that did not conform to whatever was the male dominated culture of the period. When I lived in Virginia Beach, we had a street called Witchduck Road because it passed near a pond where Witches were dunked in colonial time–if you died you were not a witch, if you lived you were reckoned to be one because you floated. No way to win back then.

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    1. That is true, while the male witches were the «magicians» whose magic was «white» and only for «good» purposes… Good points and an interesting story about a rather (or should be) haunted area of your town (prior town). Cheers Pat!

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  3. equipsblog dice:

    Thanks, Francisco. Those that write the rules, often benefit from them.

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