Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This image from a Book of Hours shows Mary being taken into Heaven. What interests me especially is the vivid colors of the angels' wings, which might evoke rainbows and the hope associated with them.
Love is the salutation of the angels to the stars. –Victor Hugo
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This painting by a follower of Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488) depicts Tobias being led on a treacherous journey, guided by the Archangel Raphael.
The power of Love in all ages creates angels. --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Christ Consoled by the Angel on the Mount of Olives - This is a detail of a lovely study for an etching, which was done c. 1655-1657. Etchings are typically mirror images of drawings; this study is unusual in that figures from the study are not reversed in the print.