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Descent of the Incubus

In Western medieval legend, an incubus was a demon in male form supposed to lie upon sleepers, especially on women in order to have sexual intercourse with them. The Incubus drains energy from the woman it performs sexual intercourse upon in order to sustain itself, and in most cases either kills the victim or leaves the victim alive but in very weak or fragile condition.


Descent of the Incubus triptych was executed immediately following the massacre of fourteen women at the Polytechnic Institute at the University of Montreal in December 1989.

Drawings preceding the paintings above. Oil stick on paper. Dimensions: 90 x 50 cm (36 x 20 in)
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