A Redemptive Spectacle: The Temptation of St Anthony in Art and Literature

This is the first and only fully non-fiction article which I wrote for Praeterlimina, before the hyperstitious, fiction presented as fact element of the project became our main theme. It explores the evolution the legend of St Anthony, and the curious psychology behind its extremely distinctive tradition of daemonic depictions.

A Redemptive Spectacle: The Temptation of St Anthony in Art and Literature

Ideas from this article were adapted into the section Meeting Miriam Archer in Issue 2 of the Praeterlimina Zine, in which she discusses the heretical implications of depicting chimerae in art. Her own contribution to the tradition looks like this: