Mural No. GU-43752 (All Rights Reserved)

  • William Alvin Blayney, Mural No. GU-43752 (All Rights Reserved), 1969, oil, pen, and pencil on masonite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.6

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This painting depicts events from the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, the last book of the New Testament that recounts his vision of the Apocalypse. William Alvin Blayney was a Pentecostal minister who filled his paintings with images from the Bible, as well as supernatural creatures from his own imagination (Chuck and Jan Rosenak, Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia, 1990). He created a unique language of symbols, numbers, and phrases that evokes the Pentecostal practice of “speaking in tongues.”

Title
Mural No. GU-43752 (All Rights Reserved)
Artist
Date
1969
On View
Dimensions
37 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (94.6 x 62.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil, pen, and pencil on masonite
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – angel
  • Emblem – cross
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Fantasy – dragon
  • Figure group
Object Number
1997.124.6
Palette
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