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the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by korintic the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by korintic
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:iconmarcioo9:
marcioo9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting interpretation
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:iconharryleung200411:
harryleung200411 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  New Deviant
Why is the horseman of war has a burning head ? I think that can have a soldier riding on a horse instead of that terrible horseman
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harryleung200411 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  New Deviant
What are those guys represent ?
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:iconrothgar-grimhammer:
Rothgar-Grimhammer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The antichrist, death, famine, and war.
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:iconharryleung200411:
harryleung200411 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  New Deviant
What is antichrist
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:iconrothgar-grimhammer:
Rothgar-Grimhammer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
He's in the Bible in the book of Revelations. The Bible is where we actually get "The Four Horsemen."  At the End of Days, the Antichrist is supposed to be the one to step on the scene and take over the world and he's really, really evil.  Most people don't include him in "The Four Horsemen" and prefer to use "Pestilence", but in this piece, seeing as how the person sitting on the lead horse is majestic looking and powerful, I'm inclined that the artist intended for them to be the antichrist.
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Cryptimial Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist
Other interpretations view him as Conquest, representing the spread of Christianity. These interpretations do not view him as evil but instead as a force of justice. I think korintic likely meant for him to be that-- korintic's depictions of evil are usually grotesque and very corporeal, this depiction seems to have more of a holy quality to him. That being said, I'm not the artist so I can't speak to his intentions.
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:iconharryleung200411:
harryleung200411 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  New Deviant
Seems I know something from the Bible and thank you
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Rothgar-Grimhammer Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconherod-u:
Herod-U Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
    Yup , Apocalypse , yeah !
    Nice ...
    And  this  damned  without-eyes-world  under  their  horses .
    Horrific  and  pretty .
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kenshin-uesugi Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
I would love if this could be commissioned - want to print it and hang it on my wall
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JohnnyPinto Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just flipped out
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jleegrey Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Very stylized, thank you.
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amangham7 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
The dark halo/crown thing around War's head (I think it's war, right?) is really amazing. I love the sort of godliness about it, though its still clearly an unholy thing
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:iconxanthoc:
Xanthoc Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Conquest. War is the one with the fiery head and spears going through his body. Conquest is biblically the Rider of the White Horse, though in the West he is sometimes replaced with Pestilence, as white was associated with disease. Here is the embodiment of Conquest, symbolizing the subjugation of Humanity.
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Enemicarium Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I always interpreted conquest as human greed and lust for power, spreading chaos through the nations, thus bringing forth war, famine, and ultimately pestilence and death that wipe out millions of lives.
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amangham7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh, cool! Thanks for filling me in!
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AkiraGmod Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
so impressive!!
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:iconwindowartist1994:
WindowArtist1994 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is oddly cool, yet extremely creepy at the same time. 
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Wiseman288 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Yeah, when these guys show up, you know full stop it's dooms day.
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Which one's Death?
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:iconxanthoc:
Xanthoc Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Famine is on the far left, with War next to him; Conquest is in center, with Death being on the far right.
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Horseturtle Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
K
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:iconpredinox:
Predinox Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
The one on the very right I guess
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
War?
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:iconpredinox:
Predinox Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
War is the black one with the swords trough his body
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Pestilence?
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:iconpredinox:
Predinox Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Pestilence isn't on the picture, since it's a more modern translation
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
What about Famine?
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:iconpredinox:
Predinox Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Famine is on the very left
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N1NJAKEES Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Wow! Your vision of those four look really cool! :D
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korintic Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Thanks! If you don't mind me asking how did you come across this piece? It's getting a lot of extra traffic at the moment but I don't know from where.
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N1NJAKEES Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Oshiet, now that i check, you submitted this on in 2012 right? Well, when i was on Deviantart browsing, not logged in yet, saw this piece appearing at the front page :)
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JohnsonDing Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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Cammie-Pink Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Artist
awesome details!
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:iconapexiso:
Apexiso Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
What does each one represent?
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:iconhalomindy:
halomindy Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Writer
I think from left to right 
Famine, green rider
War, red rider
Pestilence, white rider
Death , pale rider 


The horsemen of the Apocalypse basically  
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Apexiso Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
Wow yes thanks for that!
Pestilence looks very epic for plague though
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:iconhalomindy:
halomindy Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Writer
It could also be Conquest 
Which is witched out between Pestilence in some lore 

The rest are as is though 
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Apexiso Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Photographer
Hm bad ass. I can see why it would be represented that way. It is a mighty thing to happen
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:iconxanthoc:
Xanthoc Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Conquest, actually, not Pestilence, at least traditionally. Pestilence is a more modern western creation, derived from white being associated with disease. Looking at the painting, I assume the artist went for the more Biblical account, as the entity looks for more like the pride of a conqueror personified than disease.
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:iconhalomindy:
halomindy Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Writer
That would explain the more appealing look
When I see pestilence I see more a deathly look or a tint of green 
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rbow Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Excellent work!!!
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Nall608 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
Excellent artwork. You have great talent. 
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Bepis-Lo-fi Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student General Artist
wait I only know one what are the rest? 
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lunaroveda Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is superb !
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four living beings saying, “Come and see!”

And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer.

And when He had opened the second seal, I heard the second living being say, “Come and see!”

And there went out another horse that was red; and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third living being say, “Come and see!” And I beheld, and lo, a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living beings say, “A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine!”

And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being say, “Come and see!”

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over a fourth part of the earth to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

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zaco21 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Sounds like Death was like Pestilence.
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:iconjoshmoe93:
Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
I blame the archaic writing-style of the King James Version, because in most other versions it says "and with plague".
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So remarkable...  This belongs in a museum.  I'm awestruck!!
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