The Munster Rebellion was the Anabaptist takeover of the city of Munster in the first half of the 16th century. Prophesied to be the site of the coming Judgment Day, Anabaptists from all over, led by a fanatic prophet with his band of preachers and charlatans, swarmed to the city to escape the wrath of the Catholic church and form their own commune. It was a two-year-long event that ended in suffering for all unlucky enough to be caught in the storm.
Here I've depicted Jan Matthys, the fanatic prophet, entering "New Jerusalem" in January of 1534. Alongside him his young wife, the ex-nun Divara van Haarlem. In the background stands Bernhard Rothmann preaching to the city dwellers, and looming above the St. Lamberti church.
Dylan Safford is a professional illustrator with years of experience working on a variety of diverse projects, most notably within the genres of Fantasy and Historical Illustration.
His love of fantasy art began in his youth when he was introduced to it through films, tv and games. Wanting to become a working artist since elementary school, he eventually found his way to the internet and was propelled into the sff art sphere by visions of astoundingly creative and high-quality illustrations. Since then he has and still works tirelessly to improve his craft and bring his own imagination to life, ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.