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Item Details
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Culture
Flemish
Title
Mankind awaiting the Last Judgement
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Work Type
engravings
Date
1580-1584
Material
Engraving
Measurements
Support: 455mm (width), 350mm (height), Secondary support: 585mm (width), 478mm (height)
Description

Six entwined Renaissance couples, elegantly dressed, have reached the post-dessert course of their banquet. Music plays, and soon the 'love-making' will surely intensify.

Only it won't. A cataclysm appears outside the window and will strike at any moment. Christ's second coming and his pronouncement of the Last Judgement will consign all sinners to hell, including these joyful people!

Jan Sadeler's engraving takes on new meaning in today's world of inequality and excess.

Could a different kind of catastrophe - in the form of environmental disaster - await us all?

Repository
Collection: Art
Purchased 2015
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I386938_TePapa_Mankind-awaiting-the_full.jpg
SSID
27022714

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