Tag: Apocalypse Art

Susanna Heller: Catastrophe is her Muse

Susannah Heller’s gritty catastrophic paintings flow from the ruins of 9/11, and from the personal calamity of her husband’s battle with flesh-eating disease.  Above: Last Blues of Dusk.  Below: Bill in the Hospital Heller had been artist in residence at the World Trade Centre for several years before […]

Art of the Plague: Images of the Black Death

When scientists announced today they have reconstructed the genome of the Black Death, one of the most notorious killers in history, it brought to mind images from the time of that plague.   The medieval bacteria that wiped out half the population of Europe prompted hundreds of  artists to […]

Atomic Bomb Aftermath, 1950s Style

These specially commissioned illustrations are from Pageant magazine’s February, 1951 edition, produced by Alexander Leydenfrost,  famous for realistic impressions. The edition took a look at what would happen in America if an A-bomb (atomic bomb) hit. The exodus illustration is especially good, and the whole layout realistic.  It’s […]