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Oil, ink, and crayon on paper board
11 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches
Purchase with funds from Dan and Merrie Boone and the General Acquisitions Fund
Currently Not on View
This small painting’s sure drawing, adept design, and fresh colors display Minnie Evans’s visionary powers at their height. The rare narrative composition includes many of her most potent symbols. Stars and rainbows hover in the background, and two disembodied eyes peer down toward an omnipresent God.
The “magic writing” on the open book held by the leftmost figure may be a form of writing in tongues. The book and the scene around it may also (or alternatively) depict the throne of God as described in the fourth and fifth chapters of the Book of Revelation.