Welcome to the Underworld, where the art of John Martin lives and breathes.

John Martin, 'The Great Day of His Wrath' 1851-3

John Martin
The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-3
Oil on canvas
support: 1965 x 3032 mm frame: 2400 x 3470 x 175 mm
Purchased 1945

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And it’s breathing down Elena’s neck.

John Martin’s Underworld is an interactive story that’s taking place on Twitter.Think of it like a treasure hunt. You will need to work together to find the information you need… oh, and we’re not giving you a map.

Elena needs your advice. She’s about to get very lost. Find information which will help her to progress through the strange world she finds herself in. It’s your thoughts and responses that will help Elena make it back to reality.

Follow Elena at @elenabatham to follow the story, and follow any out-of-game discussion on twitter with the tag #underworld.

You don’t need to know about art, or John Martin, to play this game. Google, the Great British Art Debate website, this blog and Tate’s online collection are your friends (particularly the new version of the collection which we have linked to here, which has enhanced features which will make it easier to find what you need).

This post is for out-of-game discussion, theory and fact-sharing and so on. Find out more in our frequently asked questions.

Remember: you’re her lifeline. Talk to her.

Good luck…