John Martin's "Paradise Lost"
John Martin's "Paradise Lost" mezzotint etching series is one of the most interesting visions of Hell. The vast cavernous landscapes with giant ancient architecture makes Hell out to be a place I'd really like to visit. His glowing white figures against darkened backgrounds creates a very strange dream like vision. His depiction of the Fall of Babylon is one of my favorite works of his. Be sure to click on the image here to see additional details of the mezzotint etching.