This 16th century engraving on view at the Allen Memorial Art Museum features fantastical images reminiscent of Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch, who used fanciful images to show the evil of man. The print belongs to a series depicting the seven deadly sins. In this one, titled Envy, the vice is personified by a woman devouring her own heart.
Through June 22, the exhibition Between Fact and Fantasy: The Artistic Imagination in Print examines how artists—contrary to working from life—portrayed concepts, mythological figures, and historical events they had never seen. Museum admission is free. Always. —R.T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1945.7.
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