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KA-BLAM! A History of Apocalyptic Art

This is one of the more famous "Manuscripts of the Apocalypse" made around 1330 (it's available for public viewing at the Cloisters in New York City). As Christianity dominated Europe, most apocalyptic art was inspired by either the Book of Revelations or the Last Judgment described in the New Testament. Get ready to see a whole lot of depictions of this event, because artists went totally nuts over it. Yes, even more nuts than this image of a weird centaur chewing off a dude's arm while an angel looks on approvingly. Our apocalyptic visions today have NOTHING on the Medieval ones.

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