Angelic Archive

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The sense of light can be a very special feeling, especially when you have remained indoors, or gained vision by some miracle after blindness. The presence of a miracle is quite obvious in Annie Swynnerton’s painting here in oil-on-canvas, deliberately portrayed through the wings of the angelic woman. However, this has more to do with the woman being an angelic being, rather than just anyone receiving a miraculous decree. The hopeful look into the sky is so unblemished, that she hopes it will culminate into complete euphoria pretty soon. Swynnerton is a woman of courage – something one can find in her paintings. Although she was a major contributor in feminism in the early 1900s, her admiration for miracles, characters, principled people, uniqueness and innocence […]

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It is the works like these which inspires people saying: A Picture Describes a Thousand Words. The whole depiction is glorifying the heavenly beauties. This depiction of somewhat mythological angels is a creation of Luis Ricardo Falero, a Spanish painter who specialized in female nudes and mythological settings. Other than his mastery in fantasies, he also had a keen interest in astronomy. And here is the combination of both subjects in a very attractive way. His paintings often consisted astronomical elements like stars, moon and constellations. In the current painting, both the elements are merged cleverly. The heavenly nudes are flying in mid-air (maybe in the space) with very delicate and graceful gestures. The two stars just above their heads are symbolic. The angels’ hands deliberately […]

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