The Art of the Devil

An Illustrated History



ISBN: 9782374951171 Category:

Demetrio Paparoni


The first complete illustrated book on the devil in art history.

The Art of the Devil is a beautiful book showcasing the past and present portrayal of the Evil One in Western and Eastern art. This richly illustrated account looks at the history, symbols, and manifestations of the devil in the collective imagination.

Here are artistic masterpieces, engravings, ancient documents, books, posters, postcards, tarots, album covers, comics, objects and plenty of oddities related to the world of demons, the occult, and evil. See the devil in works by Francisco Goya, Jackson Pollock, Giotto, Hokusai, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Albrecht Dürer, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Matthias Grünewald, Caravaggio, Gustave Doré, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alexander McQueen, Pieter Paul Rubens, Niki de Saint Phalle, Cindy Sherman, Pierre et Gilles, Gary Baseman, and Matt Groening.

Additional information

Weight 1707 g
Dimensions 20.4 x 25.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 29 November 2019
Number of pages 384
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.4 x 25.9 cm
Weight 1707 g


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Demetrio Paparoni is an art critic, essayist and editor who in 1983 founded the contemporary art journal and publisher Tema Celeste. He has curated numerous exhibitions and contributed to catalogs on Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Roy Lichenstein, among others.