Hans_Baldung_Witch and Dragon copy

Hans Baldung – Witch and Dragon

It was impossible for me to examine the two Baldung paintings without wondering who this guy was.  Was he representative of his age (the turn of the sixteenth century)?  Did other painters of the time  convey this same attitude about women and age, if perhaps less luridly?

So I looked for more of his work.  I found this image, from which I must conclude that he heard a different drummer.  One with a very catchy and provocative beat, to be sure, but likely not the one clerics had play at Sunday socials.

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