MOAA - Museum of Angel Art
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.
Great Angelic Stuff on Amazon
Bicci Di Lorenzo
The Angel and the Virgin of Annunciation
Author : BICCI DI LORENZO
Technique :Tempera on panel, 64 x 32 cm (each)
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.
Victorian Ornament on Amazon
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 did this drawing/engraving in 1505. He was the consummate master of his craft.
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
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".
Couldn't resist these little guys. They are playing their heart out.
This one was painted by Giovanni Francesco Bezzi (II Nosadella) and it is called "The Annunciation". It was created in the 1500's.
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
Size: 37.8 x 37.8 inches
Medium: Oil on panel
Gallery: Saatchi Online