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We are Russians and God with us

We are Russians and God with us

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus is said to capture particularly naughty children in his sack and carry them away to his lair.

This is a portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud was a German Born British Expressionist artist,  Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.

This is a portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud was a German Born British Expressionist artist, Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.

devils waiting for the Last Judgement Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 67v )

devils waiting for the Last Judgement Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 67v )

The Book of the Seven Mortal Sins, French 15th century manuscript; scanned from Gilles Néret’s Devils (Taschen publication).

The Book of the Seven Mortal Sins, French 15th century manuscript; scanned from Gilles Néret’s Devils (Taschen publication).

Mouth of Hell (detail) Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Utrecht, ca. 1440, the Morgan Library

Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves

Mouth of Hell (detail) Book of Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Utrecht, ca. 1440, the Morgan Library