Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia
11.30 am – 12.30 pm Sat 16th June
The Old Gaol
From Armageddon to the Antichrist, from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to the Whore of Babylon, images from the Book of Revelation have been a fascination and an inspiration to artists, writers and musicians for almost two thousand years. Yet few people know much about either the basic meaning or original context of these familiar images. This book fills these gaps in a striking and original way. Natasha and Anthony O’Hear show with beautiful clarity and sumptuous illustrations how the biblical themes have been taken up not just in art but in music, film, literature and popular culture.