‘Apocalypse’: John Martin (1784-1854)
Exhibition at Tate Britain, London
Until January 15th, 2012
Open: Saturday – Thursday, 10.00–18.00 Last admission 17.15/ Fridays, 10.00–22.00 (10.00–18.00 on Friday 23 December) Last admission 21.15
Curator’s Talk: Friday 9th December, 13.00-14.00, £5
This beautifully-presented exhibition places John Martin’s famous paintings of natural disasters and the Day of Judgement in the context of his early and later work. It also shows how Martin’s huge Biblical and apocalyptic canvasses influenced the work of twentieth and twenty-first century film-makers. Don’t miss the dramatic sound and light show in the penultimate gallery, as the Tate tries to capture something of the experience of a Victorian visitor to a panorama show.