Malleus Maleficarum Art Print
Malleus Maleficarum Art Print
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Malleus Maleficarum Art Print

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"All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman... What else is woman but a foe to friendship, an inescapable punishment, a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, domestic danger, a delectable detriment, an evil nature, painted with fair colors!" - Malleus Maleficarum, 1486

Malleus Maleficarum, often translated as "The Hammer of Witches," was a notorious 15th-century treatise that played a significant role in the witch hunts and trials of Europe. Written by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, this manual for inquisitors became a primary guide for identifying, prosecuting, and executing alleged witches, leading to the persecution and death of countless women. Its publication marked a dark period in history, where the fear of witchcraft and the deeply rooted misogyny combined to cause immense suffering.

In this illustration, I wish to reclaim the power and narrative of the Malleus Maleficarum. Portraying three women proudly riding broomsticks, the piece satirically mirrors the motorcycle club culture, specifically drawing inspiration from the Hells Angels and their motto "bad to the bone." which here becomes ‘bad to the broom’. By reimagining the women as members of a witch's coven or a broomstick-riding club, I seek to transform a symbol of oppression into a lighthearted celebration of feminine power and friendship, attempting to take back the narrative, turning a dark chapter of history into a symbol of unity, and fun.

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