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Author O'Hear, Natasha
Title Picturing the Apocalypse : The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2015
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Note Cover -- Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts Over two Millennia -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Plates -- List of Tables -- Introduction: Revelation: Meanings and Interpretations -- Revelation: relevant for today? -- Outline of Revelation -- One narrative or many? Finding a way into Revelation -- Revelation and the end times -- Revelation as an inspiration to art -- Key works of art referred to in this book -- The Trier Apocalypse -- The Beatus Apocalypses -- The Anglo-Norman Apocalypses -- The Angers Apocalypse Tapestry -- The Flemish Apocalypse -- The Ghent Altarpiece -- Memling's St John Altarpiece -- The Apocalypse series of Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach -- William Blake's Apocalypse images -- Max Beckmann -- 1: The Angel of the Apocalypse: John's Journey and his Angelic Guides -- John's prophetic commission -- The vision of the heavenly throne room -- The mighty angel (Rev. 10) -- Warrior angels -- Angels in the New Jerusalem -- Conclusion -- 2: The Lamb -- The Lamb in Revelation -- The Lamb in visual imagery -- Medieval visualizations of the Lamb -- Later visualizations of the Lamb -- The Lamb in music -- Conclusion -- 3: The Four Horsemen -- The Four Horsemen in Revelation -- The Four Horsemen in visual imagery -- Medieval images -- Dürer and Cranach and the Four Horsemen -- The Four Horsemen in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries -- The Four Horsemen in twentieth-century satire -- Conclusion -- 4: The Seven Seals: Angelic Destruction -- Revelation's sequences of seven -- Depictions of the sequences of seven -- The Seven Seals -- The Trinity Apocalypse -- El Greco -- Danby's The Opening of the Sixth Seal -- The Seventh Seal -- The Seven Trumpets -- The Trinity Apocalypse -- Dürer and the Seven Trumpets -- Coppola's Apocalypse Now
The Seven Bowls -- The Flemish Apocalypse -- Conclusion -- 5: The Woman Clothed with the Sun -- The Woman Clothed with the Sun in Revelation -- Imagery of the Woman Clothed with the Sun -- Medieval visualizations -- The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries -- Velázquez, Blake, Redon -- Twentieth-century visualizations -- Conclusion -- 6: The Satanic Trinity -- Interpreting the Beasts -- The Beasts in visual imagery -- Medieval Beasts -- The Beasts in the Renaissance: Antichrist and the church -- The papal Beast: the Beasts and the Reformation -- William Blake and the Beasts of Revelation -- The Beasts and modernity -- Conclusion -- 7: The Whore of Babylon -- Interpreting the Whore of Babylon -- The Whore of Babylon in visual imagery -- Medieval interpretations -- Renaissance and Reformation visualizations -- Blake and modern interpretations -- Conclusion -- 8: Armageddon, the Millennium, and the Last Judgement -- Armageddon -- Images of Armageddon -- Medieval visualizations of Armageddon -- Modern visualizations of Armageddon -- The Millennium -- Images of the Millennium -- The Last Judgement -- Images of the Last Judgement -- Conclusion -- 9: The New Jerusalem -- The meaning of the New Jerusalem -- Visualizations of the New Jerusalem -- The New Jerusalem as cathedral -- Medieval visualizations -- Early modern visualizations of the New Jerusalem -- Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century visualizations -- Twentieth- and twenty-first-century visualizations -- Conclusion -- 10: The Apocalypse in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: A Survey of Different Approaches to Revelation in the Arts and Popular Culture -- Revelation and the apocalypse in the secular West -- Revelation in the visual arts -- Revelation in classical music -- Three apocalyptic oratorios -- Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time -- Revelation in popular music
Gary Davis, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen -- Revelation and the moving image -- The Seventh Seal -- Apocalypse Now -- Revelation in literature -- D. H. Lawrence, Apocalypse -- Hal Lindsey, the Left Behind series, and graphic Bibles -- Revelation in African and Latin American cultures -- Revelation: Artistic Reception and Relevance -- Visual exegesis -- An impossible book? -- Notes -- Introduction: revelation: meanings and interpretations -- 1. The angel of the apocalypse: john's journey and his angelic guides -- 2. The lamb -- 3. The four horsemen -- 4. The seven seals: angelic destruction -- 5. The woman clothed with the sun -- 6. The satanic trinity -- 7. The whore of babylon -- 8. Armageddon, the millennium, and the last judgement -- 9. The new jerusalem -- 10. The apocalypse in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: a survey of different approaches to revelation in the arts and popular culture -- Revelation: artistic reception and relevance -- Glossary -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index
An original introduction to the book of Revelation through the use of art history, with attention also given to the reception of the text in music, literature, and popular culture
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: O'Hear, Natasha Picturing the Apocalypse : The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2015 9780199689019
Subject Apocalypse in art.;Apocalyptic art.;ART / Subjects & Themes / Religious
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Alt Author O'Hear, Anthony
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