Medieval Torture

Pestilent air around the gallows, death screams on the rack, whooping crowds gathered around the stocks… These seem to be barbarian abuses from the darkest Middle Ages. Fortunately, we live in modern civilization – we think. However, the historical truth is less comforting.

Our Torture Maze exhibition shows reality as it was until less than two centuries ago. By setting gruesome examples, public authorities demonstrated their right to do as they pleased with the lives and bodies of their subjects. If the grotesque diversity of instruments of punishment still invokes feelings of horror, that is no more than the effect their designers had in mind…

28852
28852

IMG_4051_resized
IMG_4051_resized

28636
28636

28852
28852

1/13

2019

F1F51BB0-4123-4082-A763-50BD6B5B2396
F1F51BB0-4123-4082-A763-50BD6B5B2396

9AC7C61C-2A70-4848-8051-2253B69D2DD3
9AC7C61C-2A70-4848-8051-2253B69D2DD3

CB219855-56AD-4D9A-ACC9-2D8EE1A8D8BE
CB219855-56AD-4D9A-ACC9-2D8EE1A8D8BE

F1F51BB0-4123-4082-A763-50BD6B5B2396
F1F51BB0-4123-4082-A763-50BD6B5B2396

1/12

2020

Hangin With Web Show 2019 Walkthrough

(we're at 50:58 - 1:00:53)