Apocalyptic Visual Art & Images of Abandoned, Forsaken and Otherwise Desolate Places

Guernica ~ Pablo Picasso, 1937
High Resolution

The Fall of Icarus, Breugel

The Adoration of Mystic Lamb,
80" x 120", oil on linen and canvas, 2013
Collaboration with Jean Labourdette
by Martin Wittfooth

Faust's Dream ~ Luis Ricardo Falero

More evocative, haunting photos like these 3 by Michael Jermyn can be found on Facebook
He has also produced books such as Discovering The Secret Language of Trees and Surfing the Light

"Waiting for Climate Change" installation in France

Cornelis van HaarlemMassacre of the Innocents, 1590, Rijksmuseum
Exploded Peachs on a Picnic Blanket ~ Valerie Hegarty

 Above and below, photos by Ed Burtynsky.  "If we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves."  GO to his website for amazing photos of earth vandalized.

De kindermoord in Bethlehem
~ Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem, 1590

The Massacre of the Innocents
~ Peter Paul Rubens, 1610-12

~ Salvatore Dali


Zdzisław Beksiński
Hunters, ink & collage on paper, 2010 by Cartwright & Jordan
See their multimedia portrayal of the passenger pigeon, driven to extinction by 1913, focusing on Audubon's account, by artists Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan.

Greenhills coal mine, Elk Valley, South Eastern British Columbia, Canada. This small valley in eastern B.C. near the Alberta border, produces 20% of the world’s coal used in steel production. After being loaded on freight cars it is shipped to a coal port just south of Vancouver before being sent to China. ~ Garth Lenz...more here
The Course of Empire, Destruction ~ Thomas Cole

Francisco de Goya - Saturn eating his son

The Course of Empire, Desolation ~ Thomas Cole

Last photo of The Titanic, 1912

Still Life, Pride ~ Kevin Best
more here

Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick
(more posted in an essay at Wit's End)

In the Woods, Of the Woods ~ Valerie Hegarty
many more images here
NightFlight ~ Peter Manship
more here


http://xhxix.tumblr.com/ Tokyo digital artist YDK Morimoe

Just Because You Can't See It ~  Ferdi Rizkiyanto

In Between ~ Ferdi Rizkiyanto

Lori Nix



Julie Krizan

Vertical Horizons ~ Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, gallery



Portrait of Mephisto, Maleonn (Ma Liang)

Ma Liang

Leaves of Grass ~ Ma Liang
Jiang Pengyi 
Pamela A. Turner

Angelique Brickner

Vasily Kandinsky - http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/work-183.php

Franz Marc

David Lange II - see his photos and also videos

Eyepilot, mostly fabulous photos of trains,  but also other interesting stuff at his deviantart site.

Land O' Plenty ~ Naomi McCavitt

Naomi McCavitt

Wit's End photos of Forsaken Places:






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