An Attempt to Illustrate the Opening of the Sixth Seal, 1828, oil on canvas by Francis Danby, Irish, 1793-1861. Danby was a landscape painter who created real and imagined scenes along with religious, historical and mythological paintings.
Many classical writers and artists explored misty shades and shadows of the supernatural. Others chronicled myths and legends.
This is a collection of writers and artists who illustrated these dark themes.
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