John Martin

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JOHN MARTIN The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Your Name Course Title Date The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Life of John Martin John Martin was a very popular painter during his time. He had specialized in large paintings of the ancient world. Even though his magnificent art had been neglected for many years, it is now highly appreciated and recognized all over the world. He was an English romantic painter who was born in 1789. People celebrated him for his large and melodramatic paintings which amazed the general public. His paintings featured religious subjects as well as excellent compositions that were placed in striking landscapes What started It All Martin started his painting career to supplement his income. He was a soldier and, therefore, needed to get an extra income. Martin had two coachbuilders or mentors - one in London with Boniface Musso and the other in Newcastle where he learned heraldic painting. Change Martin went through good and bad things. The landscapes that he used in his paintings had the features of Northumberland crags which is where he was born. His canvas, which was regarded as The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah indicates his deep knowledge of the Bible especially the Old Testament. His work was also inspired by poetic work. His friendship with the poet known as Edwin Atherstone made the two paint pictures of mass destruction. The picture describes a story of how God destroyed those two towns for their immoral behavior. In this story, only Lot and his daughters were saved since his wife disobeyed God when she

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