The History of Leith

October 18, 2013

Cannibalism, orgies and suckling demons: Gruesome exhibition charts history of witchcraft through art

From the infamous crones immortalised by Shakespeare in Macbeth to the chilling Pendle Witch Trials, witches have long fascinated and terrified in equal measure.

But who were Britain’s witches and were they really as black as they were painted? The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is attempting to provide the answers via Witches and Wicked Bodies – an often gruesome attempt to shed some light on witchcraft through paintings and illustrations. for more click here

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