The alleged end of the world prompted us to look deep in our collection to see how artists have interpreted doomsday throughout the centuries. Take a look below...
Albrecht Dürer. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from The Apocalypse, c. 1496–98. Clarence Buckingham Collection.
Jerry Uelsmann. Apocalypse I, 1967. Restricted gift of People's Gallery.
José Guadalupe Posada. The End of the World is Approaching, n.d. William McCallin McKee Memorial Collection.
Honoré Victorin Daumier. “- Adelaide, Adelaide.. I think I can see the comet coming!!... - Oh my God... this is the end of the world.... how annoying. They promised it wouldn't come until June 13!,” plate 31 from Croquis Parisiens, 1857. Gift of Charles E. Worcester.
3 days 16 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #tbt Artist Otto Schneider’s etching of the Art Institute offers us a glimpse of the hustle and bustle of early 20th-century Chicago.
See this and other rarely exhibited works in Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection, closing February 14.
Image: Otto J. Schneider. Facade of the Art Institute, n.d. (detail). Joseph Brook Fair Fund.