the vision of faust

‘The Vision of Faust’

Artist: Luis Ricardo Falero

Date: 1878

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Exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1880. In this work Falero depicts Faust’s encounter with the world of Satan, an encounter that takes place in the form of a vision rather than as a physical experience. Faust’s reaction to these figures with tiny eyes, sharp claws and slimy hands is one of disorientation asking 'Are these the ones who lost themselves, believing Satan’s Lies?’.