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The Apocalyptic Woman. Woodcut by Albrecht Durer, 1498.
Period colring. Fine art replica giclée print © 2023 Allen Bjorkman

Apocalyptic Woman

  • Image Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

    Matted Dimensions: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches

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  • The Book of the Revelation of St John, commonly known as the Apocalypse, was a popular subject for illustration throughout the Middle Ages. The text, with its predictions of violent turmoil, became increasingly referred to in the approach to the year 1500, when it was widely believed that the world would end. In Dürer’s native city, the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 was published with blank leaves for readers to record the final events of an age that was believed to be coming to a dramatic close. Dürer’s vivid, and at times terrifying, woodcuts captured the fears of the age and the imagination of the market. The large number of surviving examples suggests a publication that was extremely popular.

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