Books in Focus: Aubrey Beardsley
Thu 5 Sep 2019
2:30 - 3:30pm
+1 other sessions
Tickets available Monday 9 September
Our series of ‘Books in Focus’ sessions focuses on artists’ books and archive material held in the special collections of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. This session will examine works on paper and archival material with occult themes, as well as rare books on witchcraft from the Keiller and Penrose libraries. From Albrecht Dürer’s Four Witches and the infamous text Malleus Maleficarum, to art of the last century, we will be discussing the links between the rising interest in witchcraft and the occult after the first world war, and the subsequent effect this had on the surrealist movement.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.
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