Title Faust Stop Motion Marionettes
Pen and ink on archival pigment print
Faust Stop Motion Marionettes
The figure of Faust comes from a late medieval German folk tale, widely thought to be based on Johann Georg Faust, an alchemist, astrologer, and magician.
In Goethe’s version, Faust undergoes a spiritual transformation, seen mainly in his choice of women presented during the play, starting with the lowly Gretchen, rising to Helen of Troy, and finally, to his praise and adoration of the biblical Mary. In Part II, he achieves redemption and is released from his famous pact with the devil.
The image was redrawn from Guillaume La Perriere’s “Morosophie,” 1553.