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KA-BLAM! A History of Apocalyptic Art

By Becky Ferreira Oct 24, 2013

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"Woman of the Apocalypse" by  by Peter Paul Rubens, painted circa 1577. This painting depicts the weird woman who randomly shows up in Book 12 of Revelations to defend her son against an apocalyptic dragon. The debate over her identity rages today: some believe she is Mary, some that she is Eve, and others think she is a symbol for the Church itself. Whoever she is, she beats up a dragon, so she gets mad props from us.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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