The Satanic. Satan Sowing Tares

Felicien Rops



“The Satanic. Satan Sowing Tares” (1882), by Felicien Rops (public domain)



FELICIEN ROPS (1833-1898) was a Belgian printmaker, and illustrator know for his work illustrating poems. Playing primarily with themes of sexuality, motality, and the darker sides of religion, hizs work eventually inspired artists like Edvard Munch. This lithograph, from his 1882 series Les Sataniques, illustrates a Biblical parable, imagining Satan planting evil in a European city.