That's Inked Up Jiri Anderle: The Czech Printmaker of Beautiful Evil

That's Inked Up Jiri Anderle: The Czech Printmaker of Beautiful Evil

Jiri Anderle's etching, "Madchen und Tod" depicts Persephone and the god of death, Hades. I find this piece of art particularly intriguing because it gives Persephone an agency that is denied to her in classical myth. Here, she is depicted in a pose similar to that typically attributed to Aphrodite. Traditionally, Persephone does not have much of a voice in the story of her abduction, but here we see her as almost a seductress figure who intrigues Hades, a mere skeleton in this…

Jiri Anderle's etching, "Madchen und Tod" depicts Persephone and the god of death, Hades. I find this piece of art particularly intriguing because it gives Persephone an agency that is denied to her in classical myth. Here, she is depicted in a pose similar to that typically attributed to Aphrodite. Traditionally, Persephone does not have much of a voice in the story of her abduction, but here we see her as almost a seductress figure who intrigues Hades, a mere skeleton in this…

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