Chaos, 1875-82, detail, oil on canvas by George Frederick Watts and assistants, British. Tate Britain.
Watts presents a formless state prior to creation of the universe and the path of evolution at the center. To the left is primeval confusion represented by giants struggling to release themselves from fire and vapor. To the right is measurable time and space represented by a chain of female figures.
Watts, 1817-1904, was a British Victorian painter and sculptor of the Symbolist movement.
One of Bernard Picart’s engravings for the 1723 Cérémonies et Coutumes Religieuses de Tous les Peuples du Monde (published in English as Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the Various Nations of the Known World), the first ever book of comparative religion, showing Shiva (I presume) and Ganesh. (My guess is these illustrations were based on written or verbal descriptions!)
The link also provides some good chapters on Satan from History of the Devil, by Paul Carus, 
The hermit of the Black Valley.
Achille Devéria, from Légendes ballades et fabliaux vol. 1, by Pierre-Marie-François Baour-Lormian, Paris, 1829.
(Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)
My cover art for the crushing new Encoffination album- III, Hear Me, ‘O Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) available October 21st!
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Columbus
Ok so this was my very first attempt to create a burned effect using toilet paper. Does anyone know any tips to make it blend/look overall better? 😁