Drawing on centuries of historical past, this paintings is an encyclopedic assortment — unquestionably the biggest royalty-unfastened number of its sort — of devils, dragons, legendary creatures, fanciful beasts, animal-gods, totemic figures, and different supernatural beasts from the darker areas of guy’s creativeness. Spanning many cultures and eras, the gathering levels from prehistoric rock artwork to the drawings of Max Ernst, from the mask of black Africa to the gargoyles of Notre Dame.
This quantity incudes over 1,000 renderings of designs from historical Egypt, Greece, and the Heart East: winged lions, harpies, griffins, satyrs, dragons, and extra. Medieval centuries are represented by way of a wealth of monsters, demons, centaurs, and different creatures from The E book of Kells, nameless Viking artists, and the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Dürer, and others. World in scope, this huge trove additionally contains loads of non-Ecu imagery: papier-mache mask from Latin The united states, Oriental deities and demons, feathered serpents from pre-Columbian Aztec and Mayan resources, Navajo sand artwork, and extra.