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MOAA - Museum of Angel Art

Updated on March 15, 2013

Discover Angelic Art

I'm glad that I finally got around to creating this lens. It's on one of my favorite topics: Angels. I not only believe in them, but have had experiences with them. Angels have been a popular subject for painters and sculptors for untold centuries, but probably most extensively when the church subsidized art and gave out lavish commissions. Peter Paul Rubens, Bicci Di Lorenzo, Fra Angelica, Master Bertram, Giovanni Francesco Bezzi, and Albert Toft come to mind when I think of angelic art.

So this is my "Make Believe" Museum of Angel Art and I will be adding to it. Thanks for checking it out....:)



PS: If you click on an image it will take you to the originating website for further exploration.

My Favorite: Abbott Thayer



Abbott Thayer lived from 1849 til 1921. His depictions of angels are subdued and reserved in nature. They are draped in flowing white or golden gowns and are usually framed by their fluffy white feathered wings. They often depict various virtues. I really love his work, his painterly technique, and solid drawing abilities.

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Bicci Di Lorenzo



The Angel and the Virgin of Annunciation

Author : BICCI DI LORENZO

Date :1433-34

Technique :Tempera on panel, 64 x 32 cm (each)

Type :religious

Form :painting

Location :Private collection

Angel with Rose Bush, Feeding a Parrot



Angel with Roses and Feeding a Parrot, artist unknown.


Albert Toft Sculpture




Here is beautiful sculpture for the Cardiff Boer War Memorial. The ultimate summit angel is by sculptor Albert Toft. As with the Victoria memorial, each of these angels has the typical long, gracefully designed drapes and is standing or alighting on a globe.


Book of Hours Angel




A Book of Hours illustration: The shepherds are interrupted while doing their pastoral activities: a shepherdess is picking some kind of fruit from a tree, and seems to be ignoring the angel's announcement; one of the shepherds has his shoe partially on. There are remnants of a meal before him and this might be reminiscent of the meals and mock meals in some of the Shepherds plays in the Mystery Play cycles.


Mid Victorian Ornament




A nicely designed Architectural ornament. This is a mid-Victorian roundel in stone, with angels in an internal frame, as a design device it has the lines of the wings as less important curves echoing those of the outer structure.


A Sculpture by Thomas Brock



This is Thomas Brock’s Angel of Victory, atop the Victoria Memorial. Click on the image to learn more about this...

Albrecht Durer



Albrecht Durer did this drawing/engraving in 1505. He was the consummate master of his craft.


another Durer...

Stephano da Zevio



This was painted by artist Stefano da Zevio He was an Italian painter from the Veronese school of art. He lived from 1375 til 1451. This work was created in 1410 and was titled "Madonna in the Rosary".


A Cute Little Guy



Artist Unknown.


Cenni di Pepo Cimabue



Can you pronounce that name? :) This painting is titled "Majestas Mariae" or The Most Holy Mother of God with Six Angels. It was created circa 1270.


Archangel St. Michael



This one is really old! It was done in the early 1500's by St. Andrei Rublyov and is depicting the various activities of "Archangel Saint Michael".


Angelic Musicians



Couldn't resist these little guys. They are playing their heart out.

The Annunciation



This one was painted by Giovanni Francesco Bezzi (II Nosadella) and it is called "The Annunciation". It was created in the 1500's.

Master Bertram



Coming from the early 1400's, Master Bertram is one of the first artists in German art who is actually named. He was part of the Hamburg School of painters. His work is typical of German paintings, using the gold leaf backgrounds, and flat dimensionless perspectives, strong use of line and simplified compositions. This is a triptych and was done in oil on panels.


Nikalaos Gyzis - Study of an Archangel




Nikolaos Gyzis (1842–1901)

Title: Archangel, study for the Foundation of the Faith

Object type: Painting

Date: (1894 - 1895)

Dimensions: Height: 800 mm (31.5 in). Width: 690 mm (27.17 in).

Current location: Benaki Museum





A Pair of Angels by Sandor Hartung




I discovered this particular artist this morning on The Saatchi Online gallery. He is technically amazing and he has a great sense of spacial elements along with massive drawing skills. And he did this nice painting of a couple of angels called "Morning". If you'd like to see more of his work be sure to click on the painting.

Artist: Sandor Hartung

Title: "

Size: 37.8 x 37.8 inches

Medium: Oil on panel

Gallery: Saatchi Online






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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @castelloautore: Thanks Castelloautore: Appreciate your looking at the lens. Have a great Sunday. :)

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      castelloautore 4 years ago

      Your Heavenly Hosts, are well presented.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @siobhanryan: Thanks for visiting it and glad you enjoyed the lens. :)

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Awesome lens

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for the blessing, liking, etc. I really appreciate it. :) Glad you enjoyed the art.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @NoYouAreNot: I added one of his art studies to the lens. Thanks for sharing him.....:)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Able to bless and smile at this lens - pinned to my "angels" board. This angel art took my breath away.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @NoYouAreNot: Thanks, I will check him out. Appreciate your feedback. Have a great day. :)

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      NoYouAreNot 4 years ago

      I hope you keep enriching your collection of angelic art.

      May I suggest Greek painter Nicolaos Gyzis? Towards the end of his life, he created some quite unique mystic works, See:

      http://roadartist.blogspot.gr/2010/01/blog-post_04...

      for some of his paintings.

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @BLouw: Thanks for doing that and appreciate all of your likings and blessings on the lenses. :)

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      What a great idea to start your own angel art gallery. Will add it to my lens on angels (under my alter ego LadyEnglish!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice post! wonderfull things..

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great work

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks Seoboss: I really do appreciate your activity on my lenses....:)

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @laurenrich: Thanks Laurenrich: Glad you liked the lens. Have a great day! :)

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      @angharad: Thanks angharad: Glad you were able to visit the lens and appreciate it. :)

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      @katrinakaifg: Thanks and appreciate your coming by....:)

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      @opatoday: Thanks so much. Appreciate your looking at the lens. Come back anytime....:)

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      This is a wonderful piece of work. Great pictures. Thanks

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      angharad 4 years ago

      Such a beautiful collection!

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      katrinakaifg 4 years ago

      great lens!!purp

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      I like your style

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Nancy Hardin: Nancy, I'm so glad that you are the first commenter on the lens. Thanks for the blessing, liking and comment here. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What a unique idea, an online angel museum! You've done a beautiful job on this, and thank you for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel!