In the movie Gretel and Hansel this screen shot is shown. I am wondering what symbolism it represents.
As pointed out in this blog post, the triangle/pyramid shape is a reoccurring symbol in Gretel & Hansel:
The second is an obvious allusion to the 'Eye of Providence', originally a Christian symbol, but nowadays more often invoking associations with Freemasonry (especially the eye within a pyramid shape).
Less obvious - but still referencing it - is the shape of the witch's outfit:
Apart from these signs alluding to alchemy and magic, I can think of a few other reasons they could have been used:
- To emphasize the symbolism or mysticism of the film('s plot), rather than it being a straightforward story - it is a fairy-tale, after all.
- As an allusion to the stereotypical witch's hat.
- Purely as branding, or visually tying parts of the film together.
- (Art-)historically, the triangle/pyramid shape is a sign of hierarchy. I haven't seen the film, and it seems unlikely this plays a role here, but it could imply the imminent overthrow of the witch or a constant power struggle.