Tag Archives: Angels

15th Century: Angel

Illustration from the Aurora Consurgens, a 15th century alchemical treatise once attributed to Thomas Aquinas.

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1894: The Angels of the Night

William Degouve de Nuncques: The Angels of Night (1894)

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1927: Divine Law

Beginning in 1902, Violet Oakley spent twenty-five years painting the murals that adorn the Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg.  The image above is a study for her “Divine Law” mural in the Supreme Court, part of a series illustrating … Continue reading

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1906: The Light Shineth in Darkness and the Darkness Comprehendeth it Not

Evelyn de Morgan: The Light Shineth in Darkness and the Darkness Comprehendeth it Not (1906)

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1903: Bicycle as Angel

A model in Hugo Simberg’s studio for his painting The Wounded Angel (1903). A bicycle is playing the part of the angel. Sources here and here.

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1793: With Jocund Music Charm his Ear

Henry Fuseli: The Shepherd’s Dream, from “Paradise Lost” (1793) The “shepherd’s dream” in Paradise Lost (1667) is an extended simile that Milton uses at the end of Book I after Satan and his fallen angels have lost in their first … Continue reading

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1889: Fallen Angel

James Ensor: The Expulsion of the Fallen Angel (1889)

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