Concept

Disasters

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  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Oil painting after Marten de Vos.
  • Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Iesv. Diatribe. De prodigiosis crucibus, quae tam supra vestes hominum, quam res alias, non pridem post vltimum incendium Vesuuij montis Neapoli comparuerunt / [Athanasius Kircher].
  • Actors on stage performing an ice-skating scene fall through a hole in the ice and through the floor of the theatre into a casino on the storey below them. Etching by George Cruikshank, 1844.
  • Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Iesv. Diatribe. De prodigiosis crucibus, quae tam supra vestes hominum, quam res alias, non pridem post vltimum incendium Vesuuij montis Neapoli comparuerunt / [Athanasius Kircher].
  • Two angels blowing trumpets, about to cause disaster at the Apocalypse. Woodcut, c. 16th century.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Engraving by C. de Passe after M. de Vos, 16th century.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Engraving by C. de Passe after M. de Vos, 16th century.
  • Lightning and stars fall on the earth on the day of Judgement; the sun and the moon hang simultaneously in the sky. Woodcut, 16th century.
  • Athanasii Kircheri Soc. Iesv. Diatribe. De prodigiosis crucibus, quae tam supra vestes hominum, quam res alias, non pridem post vltimum incendium Vesuuij montis Neapoli comparuerunt / [Athanasius Kircher].
  • A railway accident. Lithograph by Paul Van Rijssel (Paul-Ferdinand Gachet), 1879.

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