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Presenting five centuries of art inspired by apocalyptic writing and thought, this exhibition includes woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer and interpretations of the Book of Revelation by Dürer, Gustave Doré, and Odilon Redon. Other works in the exhibition reveal how apocalyptic imagery was used by artists as diverse as Georges Rouault, Rockwell Kent and Philip Guston to illustrate their political, social, and personal reactions to war and revolution, and William Hogarth, William Blake, Pablo Picasso, and Jasper Johns reacting to the inevitability of evil and death.

Organized by Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Apocalypse Then
Images of Destruction, Prophecy, and Judgment from Dürer to the Twentieth Century

mit Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré, Odilon Redon, Georges Rouault, Rockwell Kent, Philip Guston, William Hogarth, William Blake, Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, u.a.