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 […]
Renee McGinnis creates the ominous threat of impending disasters in these allegorical paintings, from her Empirical Eternity series.
Here is a taste of how a clever young artist illustrated the 12 signs of the zodiac to scope what each astrological personality would do to adapt at the end of the world.
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
Artist Daniel Fishel’s magazine illustration is a great example of the hundreds of works produced each time there are jitters about doomsday, whether it’s the Mayan Prophecy (disproved recently, see here) or nuclear proliferation.