Howard Finster (Dec. 2, 1916 - 2001): AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD, 1976 -  enamel on fiberboard (Smithsonian)
"Reverend Howard Finster created many paintings inspired by biblical events to illustrate his teachings and decorate his two-acre environmental sculpture, Paradise Garden. This painting is part of a triptych that shows different scenes from the Bible. AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD is the second painting in the series and was inspired by Saint John’s visions in the book of Revelation. The large black sun immediately draws our attention and emphasizes the violent nature of the painting, while the scrawled text and broad strokes of bloodred paint evoke the end of days.” (Smithsonian label)

Howard Finster (Dec. 2, 1916 - 2001): AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD, 1976 -  enamel on fiberboard (Smithsonian)

"Reverend Howard Finster created many paintings inspired by biblical events to illustrate his teachings and decorate his two-acre environmental sculpture, Paradise Garden. This painting is part of a triptych that shows different scenes from the Bible. AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD is the second painting in the series and was inspired by Saint John’s visions in the book of Revelation. The large black sun immediately draws our attention and emphasizes the violent nature of the painting, while the scrawled text and broad strokes of bloodred paint evoke the end of days.” (Smithsonian label)

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