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by Joseph Delaney

The son of a Methodist minister, Delaney, an African-American artist, was well acquainted with the power of religion, and he brought this understanding to his painting, Revival

His elongated, slightly surreal style adds a sense of mysticism to the painting, which is echoed by the floating lights and powerful stance of the central figure.  Together, these effects create a composition illustrating the passionate feelings religion can invoke.

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Joseph Delaney - Revival

Joseph Delaney, Revival, 1940.  Oil on Canvas, 34 x 23 ¾ in.

Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

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