By Camille Flammarion

Si le texte évangélique de l’Apocalypse est une des thématiques les plus représentées en histoire de l’art, ce n’est pas tant pour faire allégeance au texte sacré que pour sa représentation : celle de l’humanité en tant que telle. Véritable mise à nu (selon l’étymologie grecque), l’Apocalypse ouvre au peintre les portes d’un miroir psychologique infini. Et de poser l. a. véritable query de sens, intrinsèque à toute situation humaine, celle de l’existence. C’est pourquoi des églises romanes jusqu’aux artistes contemporains tels que Bacon ou Cattelan, non sans oublier les Expressionnistes, ce livre revisite l’esthétique de los angeles souffrance à travers les plus beaux chefs-d’oeuvre.

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2 m Sistine Chapel, Vatican urban one hundred sixty 161 his opinion that, of the sixty identified comets, 8, through their close to method of the earth, could produce a strain such that the ocean would go away its mattress and canopy part of the realm. In time, the thrill died away. the phobia of comets assumed a brand new shape. They have been not The final Judgement (detail) Damned with Figures of the Underworld Michelangelo, 1534-1541 Fresco after restoration,13. 7 x 12. 2 m Sistine Chapel, Vatican urban 162 163 regarded as symptoms of the anger of God, yet their collision with the earth used to be mentioned from a systematic perspective, and those collisions weren't thought of freed from threat.

Lands and items got to the monasteries. actually, an real and extremely fascinating record is preserved, written within the 12 months a thousand The final Judgement (detail), The choose Fra Angelico, c. 1431 Tempera on wooden, one hundred and five x 210 cm Museo di San Marco, Florence sixty four 65 by a undeniable monk, Raoul Glaber, on whose first pages we discover: “Satan will quickly be unloosed, as prophesied through St John, the thousand years having been complete. it really is of those years that we're to talk. ” the top of the tenth century and the start of the eleventh century was once a really unusual and nervous The final Judgement Fra Angelico, 1432-1435 Tempera and gold on wooden panel, one hundred and five x 210 cm Museo di San Marco, Florence sixty six 67 period.

Trying to get away, they have been detained through their host; even though, they controlled to flee, and on attaining Macon, defined what that they had noticeable. infantrymen have been despatched to the bloody spot, the place they counted forty-eight human heads. The assassin was once dragged to town and burned alive. the autumn of the Damned correct panel of a final Judgement triptych Dieric Bouts the Elder, c. 1470 Oil on wooden, 116 x seventy one cm Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille eighty four 85 Glaber observed the hut and the ashes of the funeral pyre. Burial used to be most unlikely, because the corpses have been so various; illness shut upon famine.

Unquestionably, neither the French monk Gerbert, at the moment Pope Sylvester II, nor King Robert of France, regulated their lives by way of their superstition, however it, however, had penetrated the moral sense of the faint-hearted, and lots of a sermon was once preached from this article of the Apocalypse: the hole of the Fourth Seal (detail) Nicolas de Bataille and Jean Bondol (design), c. 1373-1381 From The Apocalypse of Angers Tapestry Musée des Tapisseries, Angers fifty six 57 And while the thousand years are expired, devil can be loosed out of his criminal, and shall exit to misinform the countries that are within the 4 quarters of the earth … and one other publication used to be opened, that is the ebook of existence … and the ocean gave up the useless which have been in it: The Orchard of Drunkenness or The Orchard of the comfort 12th-14th centuries Illuminated manuscript, forty four x 30 cm Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris fifty eight 59 and dying and hell gave up the lifeless that have been in them they usually have been judged each guy in keeping with his works … and that i observed a brand new heaven and a brand new earth.

Yet even though trip to the Witches’ Sabbath aspect from An Allegory of depression Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1532 Musée d’Unterlinden, Colmar 154 155 he affirmed that it used to be now not a kind of which might damage the earth, and that, in addition, he had saw that possible no longer repair, with any exactness, the order of such occurrences, there exists, however, a truly common anxiousness. nine may well. the cupboard of M. de Lalande is stuffed with the curious who come to the major of the Abyss, from Luther’s Bible Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder, c.

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