ObeliskAdolf Hirémy-Hirschl

Ahasuerus at the End of the World

Ahasuerus at the End of the World, 1888, Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl
Ahasuerus at the End of the World, zoomed in
139.7 cm228.6 cm

Ahasuerus at the End of the World is a Symbolist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl in 1888. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Death in Art, Angels, The Nude in Art and Allegory. Download

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The bearded man is Ahasuerus, the legendary wanderer at the end of the world. He is the last man in the polar wilderness, caught between the angel of hope and the specter of death. Before him lies a fallen female figure, the personification of dead humanity, as crows circle ominously. (From Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney, via WikiArt)

Reed Enger, "Ahasuerus at the End of the World," in Obelisk Art History, Published September 11, 2017; last modified August 02, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/adolf-hiremy-hirschl/ahasuerus-at-the-end-of-the-world/.

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