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Occult Mysticism in Western Art

Photograph of a tableau from a Catholic church in Calvario, Patzuaro, Mexico. The scene includes a male figure at the center, with two women and one man arranged behind him.
Paul Strand
Calvario, Patzcuaro
1933
photogravure | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.126.12
This hand colored lithograph shows a chaotic scene with three, masked figures at the lower left surrounded by a variety of sea creatures: squids, octopusus, sharks and turtles. 
Ann McCoy
Underworld
1980
hand colored lithograph | paper
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
1981/2.177
This print shows a chaotic scene with a white skeleton in the center. In the upper left, there are a series of sea creatures, including a grey colored shark, pink colored squids and two octopuses in shades of orange. At the bottom of the print, the skeleton is surrounded by a large lizard, skulls, and other figures. A moon and stars are in the upper left corner. The print is signed (l.r.) "Underground Ann McCoy" and numbered "18/100" in red pencil.
Ann McCoy
The Underworld
1980
hand colored lithograph | paper
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
1981/2.176
A heavily inked, multi-layered multi-media image with tinges of color. On the left hand side of image, an older gentleman in turban and beard can be made out. The background is dark inks and washes, bleeding into man's figure. Bottom edge of paper carries inscriptions from Kubin (handwriting matches other samples).
Alfred Kubin
Black Magic / Continuation of Mynona's Gray Magic (Schwarze Magie / Fortsetzung von Mynonas grauer Magie)
1954
pen + ink and watercolor and gouache | wove paper
Gift of the Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection
2007/2.111
Bust of a figure from the chest up in three-quarters pose. The head, or perhaps a mask, is white, resembling a skull with a halo of white hair. The neck is dark brown with two white bands like chokers around it, perhaps securing the mask. The figure wears a dark red garment that is trimmed in ornate lace in white and gold. The background is a deep teal green-blue.
Guillermo Meza
Ah Puch
1949
oil | canvas
Museum Purchase
1958/1.102
At the center of the print a large dark figure sits in a shadow. He is holding a stick that has four small red, horned figures attached to the top. The print is located and signed in the plate (c.l.) "mèxico / 1950 / Isidoro" and editioned in pencil (l.l.) "7/25" and signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "Isidoro Ocampo/56.".
Isidoro Ocampo
Seller of Judas Effigies
1956
etching, aquatint | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.116
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
The spruce themselves up (Se repulen)
1799
etching, burnished aquatint and burin | paper
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2008/1.152.51
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
You will not escape
1799
etching and burnished aquatint | paper
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2008/1.152.72
A stark black background with red figures. One is standing with a large pole in hand, appearing to be in motion. The four other figures are all hunched on the ground.
Gordon Newton
Untitled (Red Devil)
1981
oil stick | paper
Gift of H. David Zucca
2013/2.315
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Be quick, they are waking up. (Despacha que dispiértan)
1799
etching and burnished aquatint | paper
Gift of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco, and partial purchase with the funds from the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2008/1.152.78
This print shows a skeleton riding on the back of a white horse with three figures in robes standing in the background, one of which appears to be fleeing in the opposite direction. A naked child reaches up for one of the figures.
Héctor Xavier
Death Appearing on Horseback
1954
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.112
Thom O'Connor
Bierce and the Witch
1937 - 1983
lithograph | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.203

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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
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