William Reed

Armageddon

Armageddon by William Reed

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This is William Reed's first anti-war painting, inspired by the violent spread of fascism in Europe. During 1936, newspapers were reporting Italy's invasion of Abyssinia and the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. The mix of religion and current news was innovative for the period.

Title
Armageddon
Artist/creator
Production date
1936
Medium
watercolour
Dimensions
546 x 736 mm
Inscription
W.J. Reed 1936 (l.l.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/43/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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