John Martin has been called the father of modern cinema, his epic paintings of apocalyptic destruction were the blockbusters of their time.



For Tate Britain’s John Martin exhibition this dramatic, proto-cinematic effect has been enhanced with an astonishing son-et-lumiere display. Curator Martin Myrone explores the exhibition highlights.

John Martin: Apocalypse runs 21 September 2011 – 15 January 2012.