Tag Archives: Angels

17th Century: Satan

Zämänfäs Qeddus: How Satan came (again) looking like four women and St. Michael trod on him; a page from the late 17th century Gondar Homiliary. This Homiliary was created in Gondar, Ethiopia, during a period of artistic flowering in the … Continue reading

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1495: Weighing Souls

Juan de la Abadía (the Elder): Saint Michael Weighing Souls (c. 1480-1495) (source) Note the Devil trying to cheat by pushing down the scale; St Michael doesn’t like this and points his spear threateningly.

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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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