Missoula Art Museum - The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art
The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art
by Greg Bottoms

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Copyright: 2007

The Reverend Howard Finster was twenty feet tall, suspended in darkness. Or so he appeared in the documentary film that introduced a teenaged Greg Bottoms to the renowned outsider artist whose death would help inspire him, fourteen years later, to travel the country. Beginning in Georgia with a trip to Finster's famous Paradise Gardens, his journey"of which The Colorful Apocalypse is a masterly chronicle"is an unparalleled look into the lives and visionary works of some of Finster's contemporaries: the self-taught evangelical artists whose beliefs and oeuvres occupy the gray area between madness and Christian ecstasy.
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