Paintings and Art Depicting the Book of Revelation

Collected by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Wm Holman Hunt, Light of the World (1851-1853)I've found a number of interesting depictions from the Book of Revelation from all artistic styles. You might want to use some of these to illustrate PowerPoint lessons on the Book of Revelation. This is part of a much larger study of Revelation: Disciple Lessons.

John on Patmos

  • Hans Memling (1440-1494), The Revelation of St. John (c. 1480), Hospital of St. John the Evangelist, Bruges. St. John Altarpiece (right wing). Shows John on Patmos seeing vision.

  • Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). St. John on Patmos (1504-5). Oil on oak panel, 63 x 43,3 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Illustrations on Revelation from the The Doré Bible Gallery. Again

Albrecht Drer (1471-1528), Apocalypse of St. John (1496-98), woodcuts, each 39x28 (15 x 11 ") Connecticut Colleges Wetmore Print Collection.

William Blake (1757-1827). English poet, painter, engraver; one of the earliest and greatest figures of Romanticism. The Great Red Dragon Paintings are a series of watercolors he painted 1805-10, when he was commissioned to create over 100 paints to illustrate books of the Bible.

Peter von Cornelius (1793 - 1867), The Last Judgment (1836-40). Poster. A "Nazarene" painter.

Hieronymus Bosch

  • The Last Judgment, Middle part of a triptychon, presumably created for Phillipe le beau. The left and right pieces show paradise and hell.

Fra Angelico

  • Last Judgment, 1432-35, Tempera on wood, 105 x 210 cm (full painting), Museo di San Marco, Florence
  • Hell (detail), 1432-35

Michelangelo

John Martin

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)

Lynn Morgan

Jacobello Alberegno (Italian painter, Venetian school, d. 1397)

Bruegel, Pieter the Elder (about 1525-69)

  • The Harvesters, 1565, Oil on wood, 118.1 x 160.7 cm (46 1/2 x 63 1/4 in); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Not designed for Revelation, but illustrates the harvest of the earth (14:14-20)

Edward Coly Burne-Jones (1833- 1893)

  • The Last Judgement, 1874 (coloured 1880), Wax crayon, Taken from 'Edward Burne-Jones, Victorian Artist-Dreamer', Catalogue by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Last Judgment (1896). West Window, St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, UK.
  • Last Judgment (1876), manufactured by William Morris, Easthamstead Church, UK.

Roger Wagner

Richard Harrison

Unknown

Lamb with 7 horns

Two Witnesses

Last Trumpet, Last Judgment

Collections:

Pat Marvenko Smith, developer of the video "Revelation Illustrated," is contemporary artist who has developed 35 prints illustrating Revelation.

John Steczynski, Professor, Boston College, APOCALYPSE: Meditations on the Visions of John, drawings.

Moments in Bible Prophecy, Revelation Study Guide. All 22 chapters are illustrated from various sources.

Devi Anne Moore, Revelation Art, by TAV-Art.

Bamberg Apocalypse, about 1020, Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek. Many medieval manuscript illustrations depicting scenes from Revelation.

Art of Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation Apocalypse

Professor Felix Just, S.J, Loyala Marymount University

Lee Stoneking. Many images including

Worldwide Church of God (illustrations to articles)

Book of Revelation Verse by Verse Audio Study, David Griffin. Collection of grapics.

Bedford Studio, Revelation: the Magnificant Conclusion. Dale Bedford, contemporary artist.

BibleView Presentations Revelation I, Revelation II. Many simple single images and symbols from Revelation. Overview Presenations, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Christian Artwork by Duncan Long, includes pictures of Revelation, judgment, and "secret rapture".

Apolyptic Ideas in Old English Literature. Carolin Esser. Image gallery. Many fascinating images from different chapters.

The H'Art of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, 49 artworks by Devi  Anne Moore.

Book of Revelation by Ulrike. Contains diagram of tabernacle, plus 7 seals on scroll.

Medieval illuminated manuscripts of several Revelation scenes

Digital Art by Ted Larson. A series of Revelation images.

4 Living Creatures around the Throne

New Jerusalem

  • Apocalypse Tapestries.  Nicholas Bataille, weaving; Hennequin de Bruges, painting.  It is 140 meters long. Chateau Angers. New Jerusalem image.

  • The Yoru-Shalem Heavenly Temple Show, a series of paintings illustrating the Quest for the Heavenly Jerusalem and its promise of a better world. by Artist Hannah Omer and Cyber-Architect Yitzhak Hayut-Man.

Tree of Life

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Copyright of artwork. Much, but not all, of the artwork linked to on this site is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author (if it is was published outside of the U.S. and the author has been dead for over 70 years), or due to its date of publication (if it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923), at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.

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