Magic and witchcraft can be depicted as ugly and dark in art (see Hecate above), but Pre-Raphaelite artists embrace its beauty and mysticism. Well, you can see what I mean in these images that conjure up (pardon the pun) mystical and powerful sorceresses.
I notice a difference between Waterhouse’s faces and Sandys’. Sandys’ women have quite dramatic expressions (are their faces distorted by passion? Or evil?) While Waterhouse depicts his magical ladies with calm yet very intense faces.
Do you have any favorite magical Pre-Raphaelite paintings?