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William Degouve de Nuncques: The Angels of Night (1894)
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
Evelyn de Morgan: The Light Shineth in Darkness and the Darkness Comprehendeth it Not (1906)
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.
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
James Ensor: The Expulsion of the Fallen Angel (1889)
Antonio Canova: Cenotaph for Marie Christine of Austria [detail] (1805)