Stark landscapes and dilapidated carnival structures are the backdrops to John Wentz’s haunting oil paintings on the theme of war and self-destruction. He’s about to go on exhibit at Modern Eden in San Francisco.
Andy Warhol’s Mount Vesuvius is one of the works about the AD 79 eruption featured in The Last Days of Pompeii – Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection at the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu.
Italian photographer Marco Matteucci named this textured photo “Doomsday,” perhaps irresistible to the attuned psyche. Its darkness is offset by a subsequent shot infused with light, part of his Through the Viewfinder series. Above: Echoes / Below: Escape from Darkness
Artist Daniel Fishel’s magazine illustration is a great example of the hundreds of works produced each time there are jitters about doomsday, whether it’s the Mayan Prophecy (disproved recently, see here) or nuclear proliferation. The column that accompanies Fishel’s artwork is also worth a read, here.
These 24 faces are Peter Olsen’s interpretation of the elders who figure in Revelation, the last book of the Bible, a description of Armageddon. It’s a distinctly different art work for the elders, usually portrayed traditionally, as they are described in the Bible, as dressed in white with crowns of gold. The original of this … Read more