Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes

This Friday I am going to see the musical Wicked (I’m very excited) and so I thought I’d focus today’s post on… Witches! The beautiful and the hideous, the evil and benevolent, the famous and obscure who doesn’t love a Witch.

Morgan Le Fay by Frederick Sandys.

Circe by John William Waterhouse.

Medea by Alphonse Mucha.

Baba Yaga by Ivan Bibilin.

And here are a couple of pictures of witches in film;

The two states of the witch in Disney’s Snow White (1937).

Tilda Swintion as the White Witch in Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).

Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia in Stardust (2007).

What I find most interesting in depictions of witches is the variation. Some are truly stunning others grotesque, they can be extremely powerful or just petty. Peoples understanding of witches has changed a lot since Circe and will continue to evolve as we add new meanings and images to those already existing. That’s just my opinion of course.


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