Thursday, 3 November 2011

John Martin

Last week Hawker’s Pot took the train to London to see an exhibition of paintings by Mr John Martin.

We particularly enjoyed his many representations of the Deity vs. the Laity.

The Deluge (after J.M.)

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (after J.M.)

The Great Day of His Wrath (after J.M.)

We also enjoyed his illustrations to Paradise Lost, especially the scene where Satan decides to build a city in Hell, and Pandemonium ensues ...

1 comment:

Douglas Section said...

Satan made a mistake common to many first-time self-builders inspired by Other's grand designs. He failed to contact Lewisham Planning Department. There he would have found himself in the presence of the like-minded.