Sunday, 18 September 2011

John Martin - Tate Britain

John Martin, Belshazzar's Feast, 1820
John Martin: Apocalypse opens at Tate Britain on 21 September and runs until 15 January, 2012. Read William Feaver's article about Martin's interesting life and family - his brother, Jonathan, set fire to York Minster! Read Laura Cumming's review.
Below is Martin's triptych of Judgement Pictures inspired by St John the Divine's account of the Last Judgement in the Book of Revelation.
John Martin, The Great Day of His Wrath, 1851-3
John Martin, The Plains of Heaven,  1851-3
John Martin, The Last Judgement,  1853

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