Description The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Evangelist at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a ''book', or 'scroll', in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals'. The Lamb of God, or Lion of Judah (Jesus Christ), opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons forth four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. Although some interpretations differ, in most accounts, the four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War,Famine and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.The first horseman is often associated with military conquest. One interpretation, which was held by evangelist Billy Graham, casts the rider of the white horse as the Antichrist or a representation of false prophets, citing differences between the white horse in Revelation 6 and Jesus on the white Horse in Revelation 19. In Revelation 19, Jesus has many crowns, but in Revelation 6 the rider has just one.
Valerie Anne Kelly, Norwich Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement Valerie Anne Kelly-aka-valzart is an award winning Artist who loves painting and takes her inspiration from the beauty of nature,specializing in landscapes. Her work has been sold and exhibited all over the world and she has painted many commissioned pieces and is presently creating illustrations for worldwide textile brands and book covers. While she works in all mediums, she loves the flexibility and limitless expression afforded her in digital art creation,especially her horses. Valerie is a traditionally trained artist who is unafraid to use any medium at her disposal to capture her subject. Valerie also experiments in Tradigital Art' a term she describes as art that combines both traditional and computer-based techniques to produce original fine art. Whatever the medium or technique,she is a great believer in the healing energy of art and creates art from the heART.