Apocalypse Evolution: The Four Horsemen
Low Flying – Norman Catherine (South Africa)
In this artist’s words: Low-flying represents a visionary daydream/nightmare of carnivorous creatures, reminiscent of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, sowing the seeds of destruction and devouring everything in their path, angels of Death accompanying them. I can’t think of another apocalypse theme that has engaged artists so thoroughly than the Four Horsemen. Here are a few other good examples. They take all forms.
Above: Low Flying. 1988. From a series of six drypoints with watercolor additions. Artist’s proof before the edition of 25. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
From Philippines artist Shilo on deviantArt
Book Cover, from Reality Studio
The two above are from the online site of artist Marie Meier