form of Witchcraft with Southern European roots but also includes Italian American witchcraft. Stregheria is sometimes referred to as La Vecchia Religione ("the Old Religion"). The word stregheria is an archaic Italian word for "witchcraft", the most used and modern Italian word being stregoneria. "Stregoneria Italiana" is a form of stregoneria that is Catholic-rooted folk magic having little if any relationship to authentic forms of Italian Witchcraft.
The idea for a witch stretches far back. Different regions vary slightly depending on the lore, but usually much of the base is the same. I've been on a character portrait kick lately, and I guess i'm just doing a series of these things now. I expect they will vary in content but I'm having fun with these designs and details. It was clear in my head this needed to be minimal color and muted to play up the eyes and spells. As well as the jewel in the knife.
I've decided to put these on 24"x36" canvas and have some test prints coming soon. You can follow me on Instagram (Caetis
) if you're interested in other artwork and the various forms it takes, and how those pieces might be purchased. It's also where everything goes first.
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy!