JMW Turner and John Martin painted apocalyptic visions, but others like JC Dahl and O Achenbach opted for the less spectacular.
Land, sea, air, and the spectacular sight of a volcano erupting. With paintings by Marlow, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Lusieri.
Despite his reputation, his narratives often addressed serious and subtle issues, and his was a master of narrative painting.
Current 3D movies are a throwback to the old cinema of spectacle, first mastered by the Lumière brothers and travelling showmen.