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Rev. McKendree Robbins Long, Sr.
Vision from Book of Revelation
1966
oil
44 1/8 x 52 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum



Vision from Book of Revelation is one of more than ninety large canvases that illustrate Long's personal response to Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. In this dramatic canvas the forces of good and evil are poised for the final battle known as Armageddon. Tanks, infantry, aircraft, and missiles arrayed across a plain threaten the holy city of Jerusalem. Angels and the figure of Christ look down from the sky, while various beasts and the damned await the outcome of the conflict.