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Author Leahy, Cathy.

Title The four horsemen : apocalypse, death & disaster / edited by Cathy Leahy, Jennifer Spinks and Charles Zika
Published Melbourne : National Gallery of Victoria, 2012
Melbourne, Victoria : National Gallery of Victoria, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  709.024 Lea/Fha  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 87 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents The four horsemen: an introduction / Jennifer Spinks and Charles Zika -- The rider of the pale horse: depicting death / Dagmar Eichberger -- The red horse: making war / Larry Silver -- Monsters and heavenly signs: looking for the last days / Jennifer Spinks -- Witchcraft and the scapegoating of disaster / Charles Zika
Summary "Europe experienced great turmoil between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Bitter religious conflicts, war and other disasters such as plague and famine generated deep anxieties and were increasingly read as divine punishments or warnings that the Last Days were imminent. Artists gave expression to these fears in a range of extraordinary images that are analysed in depth in this publication. Illustrations of the Apocalypse, as well as images of skeletons personifying Death, and of physically deformed creatures, extreme natural phenomena and diabolical witches were all manifestations of the sense of impending social and religious crisis. With works by artists including Albrecht Dürer, Jacques de Gheyn II and Stefano della Bella, The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster provides a fascinating insight into the art, culture and turbulent times in later medieval, Renaissance and early modern Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Australian
Notes "Published for the exhibition The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 31 August 2012-28 January 2013."--Colophon
Includes essays by Dagmar Eichberger, Larry Silver, Jennifer Spinks and Charles Zika
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-79) and index
Audience General
Subject Bible. Revelation -- Influence.
Bible. Revelation -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Apocalypse in art -- Exhibitions.
Apocalypse in art.
Art, Renaissance -- Exhibitions.
Art, Renaissance -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Art, Renaissance -- Themes, motives.
Art, Renaissance.
Disasters in art -- Exhibitions.
Disasters in art.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Leahy, Cathy, editor
Spinks, Jennifer, editor
Zika, Charles, editor
National Gallery of Victoria, issuing body
ISBN 9780724103577 (paperback)
Other Titles Four horsemen : apocalypse, death and disaster