December 31, 2019 ~ The Seven Trumpets

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
1834-1903
Aesthetic painter, printmaker and etcher
Battersea Reach
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 76.2 cms | 20 x 30 ins
Corcoran Gallery of Art | Washington | United States

December 31, 2019 ~ The Seven Trumpets

Story @ Revelation Chapters 8, 9, 10 and 11
This painting shows two images connected to the seven trumpets: (1) The prayers of the saints of all ages crying out, “How long, O Lord, will our sails be slack?,” along with (2) A belief that God answers our prayers behind the scenes of the seven angels preparing to blow their trumpets. You tell me what they mean, because I’m still thinking.

— §tacy §weeney