Malleus Maleficarum

Malleus Maleficarum
Artist: Mitar Terzic
Issue: ISSUE #34
Between the 15th and the 18th centuries in Europe, many people were accused of and put on trial for practicing witchcraft.
The book ¨Malleus Malleficarum¨was  written by two Dominicans theologs, Heinrich Kramer and Jacobus Sprenger, in 1468 and officially  approved by Papa Inocencio VIII.
During the  next three centuries this  text was the main guidebook for  the Inquisition in the  war  against the  witchcraft .
It has been said that the ¨ Malleus Maleficarum¨ is one of the most blood-soaked works in  human history and  led to the prosecution, torture and  murder, of  tens of thousands of  innocent people.
Today we  know that these  women   frequently were extraordinary persons with  ideas  and  knowledge far beyond  their  time.
Since  i was  a  child I  have  been fascinated with this  theme  . In this  work I tried  to imagine  their  aspect intending to  contrast   the feminity , delicacy and almost innocence with  their,s generally wide accepted terrific aspect.