Get Thee Behind Me (or Satan and the Preacher)

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Title

Get Thee Behind Me (or Satan and the Preacher)

Description

A representation of a Satan-like figure, wearing a suit, vest, and tie, and with a man's face with horn-like spikes on top of his head and hairy extremities, stands behind a figure standing at a podium, possibly a preacher. The Satan-like figure's long hairy tail wraps around the legs of the preacher while his hairy hands grab the preacher's right shoulder and left side. In front of both figures is a podium with an open book (presumably the bible). The Satan-like figure has a small moustache and hooves for feet. The preacher, who appears to be without hands, is reaching up towards the sky with his right arm. In place of his right hand, is a small angel carrying a cross surrounded by a ray of light, nothing takes the place of his left hand. The wide open eyes and exaggerated facial expression of the preacher seem to express fright or stress.
Artist's proof; Adolph Dehn 1945

Date

1945
1945-01-01

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Nicole Watson, at (651) 690-6637.

Format

Ink
Paper
Lithography
15 x 11 1/2 inches

Type

PhysicalObject; StillImage

Identifier

2013.0.125

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Citation

Dehn, Adolf (1895-1968), “Get Thee Behind Me (or Satan and the Preacher),” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed February 6, 2023, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/4206.