Saturday, January 31, 2015

"The Witches’ Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn, 16th Century, From the collection of Jennifer Butkevich: Prints Now Available!
One our favorite pieces in our new Collector's Cabinet exhibition--on view at The Morbid Anatomy Museum through March 29th--is "The Witches’ Cove," a 16th century oil on panel painting depicting a Boschian vision of a witches celebration, complete with unspeakable acts galore and cats dancing in a ring. We know precious little about the painting, which is the work of a follower of Jan Mandijn and resides in the collection of Morbid Anatomy Museum board member Jennifer Butkevich.

Due to popular demand, we have produced prints of both the entire painting and the beloved "Cat's Dance" detail seen above. You can find out--and order prints of your own!--by clicking here.

More on the piece, in the words of its owner:
It has monsters and grotesques and dancing kitties. What else do you need?
It takes me to a fantasy world of another time. It makes you fantasize about what people were thinking back in the 16th century. Its very much a fantasy land. For some people, that might be a nightmare, but for me, its a dream world.

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