Seeing as Bacchus has recently posted on both witches and art that is rather irreverent toward Catholicism now is probably a good time to offer an illustration of an 1888 work by Albert von Keller, about whose work as an eroticist I’ve blogged about here before. It is the ominously-titled Gothic fantasy Hexenverbrennung, or Witch Burning.

Hexenverbrennung by Albert von Keller

There is plenty of room for shock here, but the thing I find most striking is the expression on the victim’s face.

facial detail

Not the fear and agony one would expect. Evidence perhaps that ecstasies of martyrdom are not limited to strictly Catholic contexts.

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