The last painting in my gallery is also the last chapter in the Bible. This painting is by John Martin. This painting is showing the last day on earth. It can either be a new beginning for some people or a horrible end for others. The artist uses color, movement, and space to create this amazing painting. The color is used to separate the heavenly, the followers of God who is waiting to be judged and those who chose destruction and the Devil as their leader. The heavenly is represented in white meaning purity, the followers are lightly lit to show their path in leadership and black and red to symbolize death, decay, and sadness. The negative space that is black is used emphasizes nothingness and the unknown. It provokes fear because you don't know what's coming next. The negative space that is surrounded by bright colors represents hope, peace, and love. God is all of those things, he represents love, peace and the known. Movement is represented by the dead bodies laying on the ground and the sick one reaching out for help.
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.