These drawings by Swedish artist Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson reflect a theme pursued by many artists: the question of how and when (and if) the world will end. But a focus on destruction is nothing new for creatives, and if artists today emphasize doomsday, it’s a sure thing some of […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
It’s unusual to find infographics that speak to eschatology, the study of the end times. But this visual from Live Science does the trick. It’s a primer on how the world might end.