Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: end of days

100  The Destruction of the Beast and the False Prophet

100 The Destruction of the Beast and the False Prophet, 1804. Oil on panel. 39 x 56 1/2 ins (99.06 x 143.51 cms). Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota. West exhibited this picture, also known as The Messiah on a White Horse, at the Royal Academy in 1804, and later claimed that the subject was conceived […]

092  Death on the Pale Horse

Death on the Pale Horse. 1817. Oil on canvas. 176 x 301 ins (447.0 x 764.5 cms). Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This version is thought to be the artist’s final major work. West based it on the Book of Revelation 6:8, in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—Death, War, Famine, and Pestilence—ravage […]