Apocalypse Art: A special section on The Art Junkie An Apocalypse. The Rapture. The Mayan Prophecy. Judgment Day. Armageddon. The puzzle of how and when (and if) the world will end has consumed artists through every civilization. The visual arts authenticate our fixation on Doomsday, giving form to […]
American photographer Zachary Wasserman captures the feel of Armageddon in these shots. Based in Berkeley, he took them at Burning Man, held annually for a week on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The festival forms a temporary city of performers and artists with impromptu installations and music – capped […]
The images coming from Kiev, Ukraine are apocalyptic at a level that a film or work of art could never reach. This photograph by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA is one of hundreds that articulate the capital’s disintegration.
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 […]