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End Of The World Collection

"Unveiling the Terrifying Beauty: A Glimpse into the End of the World" In a world where art imitates life

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

BRUEGEL: TRIUMPH OF DEATH. Triumph of Death; tempera on panel, c1562, by Peter Bruegel the Elder

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926440 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 154x256 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, National Park, lake

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, National Park, lake

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The Last Judgement

The Last Judgement
3479570 The Last Judgement; (add.info.: The Last Judgement, showing the earth and sea opening, and demons falling into the flames of Hell by Jean Cousin)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge following which various

engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge following which various monstrous animals
PCT4262430 engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge following which various monstrous animals have fallen on the mountain

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge combining biblical

Engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge combining biblical tradition
PCT4262427 Engraving by Gustave Dore around 1850: evocation of an apocalyptic deluge combining biblical tradition (one can see in the distance the ark of Noe on the sea)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)

The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)
7207366 The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse). Cartons of the painter Hennequin de Bruges, atelier Nicolas Bataille. First piece

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)

The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)
7207364 The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse). Cartons of the painter Hennequin de Bruges, atelier Nicolas Bataille. First piece

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Last Judgement. Fresco by Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, 15th century. Cathedrale de Modene

Last Judgement. Fresco by Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, 15th century. Cathedrale de Modene
VEN5027294 Last Judgement. Fresco by Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, 15th century. Cathedrale de Modene.; Duomo, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; (add.info.: Last Judgement)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Illustration from Tableaux du temple des muses 1655

Illustration from Tableaux du temple des muses 1655
5306283 Illustration from Tableaux du temple des muses 1655.; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Destruction of the World (litho)

Destruction of the World (litho)
8656101 Destruction of the World (litho) by Horina, Hans (1865-1918); Private Collection; (add.info.: Destruction of the World. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Romanesque art: high relief detail of the Apocalypse. 13th century Saint Peter's Abbey

Romanesque art: high relief detail of the Apocalypse. 13th century Saint Peter's Abbey (Saint-Pierre)
BEN5478626 Romanesque art: high relief detail of the Apocalypse. 13th century Saint Peter's Abbey (Saint-Pierre). Moissac, Tarn and Garonne (82); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Page of a manuscript of the Revelation. 14th century

Page of a manuscript of the Revelation. 14th century
GIA5036780 Page of a manuscript of the Revelation. 14th century.; © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Death arriving on his white horse as described in the book of revelations

Death arriving on his white horse as described in the book of revelations. Reproduction of a painting by Benjamin West
NWI4960410 Death arriving on his white horse as described in the book of revelations. Reproduction of a painting by Benjamin West.; (add.info)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Comments of the Beatus of Liebana to the Book of the Apocalypse, 1086

Comments of the Beatus of Liebana to the Book of the Apocalypse, 1086
3499643 Comments of the Beatus of Liebana to the Book of the Apocalypse, 1086; Diocesan Museum of El Burgo de Osma, Province of Soria, Castile and Lion

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Death

Death
3478592 Death; (add.info.: Print titled Death by Sebald Beham (1500-1550) German painter and printmaker. Dated 16th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: 'The Apocalyptic Woman', 17th century (painting)

"The Apocalyptic Woman", 17th century (painting)
8766530 "The Apocalyptic Woman", 17th century (painting) by Grambs, Johan Valentin (c.1630/35-1708); (add.info.: "The Apocalyptic Woman")

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The Four Horsemen of the Revelation. Beatus of Liebana. Miniature of 1047

The Four Horsemen of the Revelation. Beatus of Liebana. Miniature of 1047
AIS5343457 The Four Horsemen of the Revelation. Beatus of Liebana. Miniature of 1047.; Biblioteca Monasterio del Escorial, Madrid, Spain; © Iberfoto

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)

The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse)
7207365 The castle (Chateau d'Angers). The museum of tapestries. The tapestry (La Tenture de l'Apocalypse). Cartons of the painter Hennequin de Bruges, atelier Nicolas Bataille. First piece

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Beatus from San Millan de la Cogolla, dated between 929-930

Beatus from San Millan de la Cogolla, dated between 929-930
3499680 Beatus from San Millan de la Cogolla, dated between 929-930; (add.info.: Beatus from San Millan de la Cogolla, dated between 929-930)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: 'Vision of God's Glory', 17th century (painting)

"Vision of God's Glory", 17th century (painting)
8766529 "Vision of God's Glory", 17th century (painting) by Thielen, Daniel (1623-1711) ; (add.info.: "Vision of God's Glory")

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Page of a manuscript depicting a monster of the Apocalypse. 13th century

Page of a manuscript depicting a monster of the Apocalypse. 13th century
GIA5036602 Page of a manuscript depicting a monster of the Apocalypse. 13th century.; © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The despair of the sun-worshipping Peruvian Incas during a lunar eclipse

The despair of the sun-worshipping Peruvian Incas during a lunar eclipse. The people banging drums and tambourines
FLO4621134 The despair of the sun-worshipping Peruvian Incas during a lunar eclipse. The people banging drums and tambourines, whip dogs and scream to prevent the eclipse

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Revelation: 'The beast has seven head, ten horns crowned, the hand of God appears' (miniature)

Revelation: "The beast has seven head, ten horns crowned, the hand of God appears" (miniature)
AIS5391436 Revelation: "The beast has seven head, ten horns crowned, the hand of God appears" (miniature); Universidad de Valencia

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Surprised by the cold, the last human family was touched with the finger of Death

Surprised by the cold, the last human family was touched with the finger of Death
JEB4833410 Surprised by the cold, the last human family was touched with the finger of Death, and soon his bones will be buried under the shroud of eternal ice

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving)

The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving)
1578227 The opening of the fifth and sixth seals, 1522 (engraving) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); (add.info.: Martin Luther: Preface to the Revelation of John ( 1522)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The End of Mankind. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger

The End of Mankind. Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger
The End of Mankind

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Death vision: the fourth rider of the apocalypse - ' we saw a pale horse; the one who mounted it

Death vision: the fourth rider of the apocalypse - " we saw a pale horse; the one who mounted it was Death
PCT4285050 Death vision: the fourth rider of the apocalypse - " we saw a pale horse; the one who mounted it was Death

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Eve, apocalyptic scene 1930, (oil on panel)

Eve, apocalyptic scene 1930, (oil on panel)
7294026 Eve, apocalyptic scene 1930, (oil on panel) by Bonichi, Scipione Gino (1904-33); Palazzo Ricci, Museo Arte Italiana del Novecento, Macerata, Italy; (add.info.: Eve, apocalyptic scene, 1930)

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926066 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 163x239 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926233 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 171x250 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4925483 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 160x230 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4909467 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 150x190 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4927069 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 148x106 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4925969 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 152x226 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926691 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 148x253 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4925598 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 155x262 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4909233 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 149x257 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926371 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 156x235 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926542 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 156x259 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4926998 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 151x247 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4925732 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 159x246 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The Lord and His Armee (ost) precipitating the Bete and His worshippers in Hell

The Lord and His Armee (ost) precipitating the Bete and His worshippers in Hell
JLJ4660896 The Lord and His Armee (ost) precipitating the Bete and His worshippers in Hell. Minature from manuscript " Apocalypse historiee", Folio 38. 1250

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)

Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry)
CUL4925415 Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, 1375-80 (tapestry) by Bataille, Nicolas (fl. 1363-1400); 153x208 cm; Chateau d'Angers

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The Last Judgement, c. 1588-89 (oil on panel)

The Last Judgement, c. 1588-89 (oil on panel)
LAF470978 The Last Judgement, c.1588-89 (oil on panel) by Coxie, Raphael (c.1540-1616); 298x363 cm; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium; © Art in Flanders

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Representation of the Apocalypse: the angels pierce with their arrows the monster with seven heads

Representation of the Apocalypse: the angels pierce with their arrows the monster with seven heads
LRI4586425 Representation of the Apocalypse: the angels pierce with their arrows the monster with seven heads, 11th century (fresco) by Romanesque, (11th century); San Pietro al Monte, Civate

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: The curtain of the Apocalypse: the corpses lie on the ground

The curtain of the Apocalypse: the corpses lie on the ground, the dragon fights the servants of God incarnated by a
JLJ4670551 The curtain of the Apocalypse: the corpses lie on the ground, the dragon fights the servants of God incarnated by a monk and laics. 1373-1383

Background imageEnd Of The World Collection: Hanging of Revelation (1373-1383), n. 49: the first angel announces victory. Below, n

Hanging of Revelation (1373-1383), n. 49: the first angel announces victory. Below, n
JLJ4599544 Hanging of Revelation (1373-1383), n. 49: the first angel announces victory. Below, n. 56, the seven angels carry the seven bottles of Gods anger



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"Unveiling the Terrifying Beauty: A Glimpse into the End of the World" In a world where art imitates life, these haunting masterpieces transport us to a realm where darkness prevails and humanity teeters on the edge of oblivion. From Peter Bruegel's "Triumph of Death" to Gustave Dore's chilling illustration for The Bible, each stroke of paint or etched line reveals an apocalyptic vision that sends shivers down our spines. Bruegel's "Triumph of Death, " painted in 1562, depicts a desolate landscape overrun by skeletal figures and decaying corpses. It serves as a stark reminder that death is an inevitable fate awaiting all living beings. Similarly, Hans Holbein the Younger's "The End of Mankind" captures the essence of despair as mankind faces its ultimate demise. The Apocalypse Tapestry or Apocalypse of Angers, created between 1375-80, weaves together intricate scenes portraying destruction and chaos. These tapestries serve as harbingers of doom with their vivid depictions of fire raining from the sky and monstrous creatures emerging from dark corners. Among these nightmarish visions emerge The Four Horsemen - symbols synonymous with cataclysmic events. In Albrecht Durer's engraving from 1511, they gallop forth on their steeds; War brandishing his sword, Famine holding scales tipped towards starvation, Pestilence spreading disease like wildfire, and finally Death himself astride a pale horse followed closely by Hell. Gustave Dore adds another layer to this grim narrative with his illustration showcasing Death riding upon his pale mount in eerie harmony with biblical prophecy. As he passes through our mortal realm, Hell follows relentlessly at his heels – an ominous signifier that damnation awaits those left behind. Even amidst Bosch’s surreal masterpiece "The Garden Of Earthly Delights, " we find a panel dedicated to the horrors of Hell.