Revelations



Art of the Apocalypse



 
   
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Exploration:
Revelations (
Art of the Apocalypse)
 
 
    Introduction    
    Visions of the World to Come    
    Angels of the Apocalypse    
    The Four Horsemen and the Seven Seals    
    The Beasts, Antichrist, and the Women    
    Judgment Day    
    The Devil and the Damned    
    A New Heaven and a New Earth    
    APPENDIX
 
   
    Exploration: Gothic Era  (Gothic and Early Renaissance)
 
 

 




 

 

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto
battle; and on their heads were
as it were crowns like gold,
and their faces were as the
faces of men.
... And they had tails like unto
scorpions, and there were
stings in their tails:
and their power was to
hurt men five months.


Revelation 9:7




The Fifth Angel Sounding the  Trumpet.
From  Commentary on the Apocalypse.
Bruges, Belgium, 3d quarter of 15th century.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, USA


        

 









Vintage of the Earth: Angel with Sickle Ordered by Angel to Cut the Vine.
From  Lambeth  Apocalypse.
English, c. 1260
Lambeth Palace Library, London.



 



 

Vintage Trodden: Blood from the Wine Press of God's Wrath Flows Through the City; An Angel Casts Grapes into a Wine Press in Which Sits a Devil.
From  Lambeth  Apocalypse.



English, c. 1260
Lambeth Palace Library, London.



 


 

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with
the sun, and the moon under
her feet, and upon her head
a crown of twelve stars.

Revelation 12:1




Woman Clothed with the Sun.
From  Apocalypse Picture Book.
English, c. 1255-60
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
       



 












 



 

And There was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.


Revelation 12:7,8






Satan and the Lost Souls in Hell.
From  The Hours of Claude I Mole.
France, c. 1495.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

 

 



 

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where sheis nourished for a time, and times and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:14






The Woman Receives Her Wings and Her Flight.
From  Apocalypse Picture Book.
English, c. 1255-60.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.



 




And the serpent castout of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.


Revelation 12:15





Dragon Casts Out Water, with a Woman Given Wings to Fly.
From  Apocalypse.
French, late 13th century.
Lambeth Palace Library, London.
         
      



 





And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Revelation 12:16


 

Pursuit of the Dragon.
From  Apocalypse Picture Book.
English, c. 1255-60.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.



 

              



And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to

death ; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 13:3,4



Men Adoring Beast with Two Horns.
From  Commentary on the Apocalypse.
Belgium, 3d quarter of 15th century.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
  
   



 



 

I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Revelation 17:3





The Woman on the Beast: Angel ShowsSaint John Vision of the Great Harlot Seated on a Seven-Headed Monster.
From  Lambeth Apocalypse.
English, c. 1260.
Lambeth Palace Library, London.



 


 

And the  woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.

Revelation 17:4






The Whore of Babylon.
From  Commentary on the Apocalypse.
Belgium, 3d quarter of 15th century.
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.


 

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