c1967, acrylic on board
Dennis Wheatley’s apocalyptic novel sets a personal story against a worldwide, cataclysmic event. Distilling a meteor-strike to blood red scenes of panic behind the protagonists, Fratini’s illustration is a masterclass in minimalist energy. Even the brush-strokes work for the composition, leading the eye from the sky down.
The original painting art board is approximately 35 cm wide x 55 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.