Thursday, January 17, 2008

More HellMouth Illustrations





















From the French 15th century Hours of Catherine of Cleves.






















French diablerie, late 15th century.






















Angel fastening the Jaws of Hell. From the twelfth-century Winchester Psalter.


St Bartholomew giving a scourge to Guthlac as he is tormented by demons in 'The Guthlac Roll' Ink and pigments on vellum, 13th century.


Political cartoon from 1799.











































Miniature of the Fall of Lucifer and the rebel angels.

1 comment:

Lily Strange said...

I absolutely love this kind of artwork. I've always been fascinated by "dark matter," so to speak. I write horror with an esoteric bent. I wish I could draw but I'm lucky to be able to sketch out something that looks vaguely humanoid!
Great blog, btw!