Manuel Orazi (Italian, 1860-1934)

Calendrier Magique, text by Austin de Croze, 1895

Pentagrams, Stars of David, Satan as a goat, seals with Aztec faces, naked people at Sabbat…

No one knows why this calendar was created for the year 1896, or if the rituals it describes were real or imagined.

The address on the cover is the birthplace of Art Nouveau, Bing’s Paris gallery where great artists like Les Nabis would meet. What else happened there?