love these 3 posts. one of my favourite martins:http://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/kunst/john_martin/belshazzars.jpgbelshazzar's feast. way better than that wuss rembrandt's version
Fantastic, love this one too:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Martin_001.jpgI remember seeing it for the first time as a young art student with a crushing hangover. A very intense experience!
LIttle know fact: Martin was also obsessed with public plumbing. Alongside his painting, he worked for years lobbying parliament and the authorities with his ideas for London's sewerage treatment systems.