Seated Magician (Le Magician Assis et Observant des Cranes)
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Seated Magician (Le Magician Assis et Observant des Cranes)1737
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (aka Giambattista Tiepolo), Italian, (1696–1770)
- magic - Study and practice of ritual activities intended to control or influence human or natural events through the invocation of external and impersonal mystical forces beyond the ordinary human sphere; typical ritual activities include the manipulation of special objects and the recitation of spells. [October 1994 scope note added; related term added.]
- magicians - Those who practice magic. [October 1994 descriptor added.]
- occult sciences - Range of studies, theories, and practices involving a belief in and knowledge or use of supernatural forces or beings, the goal of practice being the manipulation or subversion of natural laws to achieve some desired purpose. [November 1994 related term added. October 1994 scope note added; lead-in terms added; alternate term added. July 1994 related term added. January 1994 related term added.]
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