A Quick Look Inside "The Glory of Angels"
"While many people have a strong instinctive belief in angelic presences, they generally find it difficult to visualize angels themselves.
If we look at the belief in angels, we immediately understand how our own conception of them has been formed by sacred texts and by great artists over the centuries. Works of art have been instrumental in creating the established traditions of angels' physical appearance and their role as guides, protectors, and messengers."
Click "Next" to see how 10 different artists have painted angels throughout history.
Image Above: (left and right panels only) Scenes from the Life of Mary (detail of angels playing music) - Master of the Life of Mary, 15th Century
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|The Glory of Angels|
By Edward Lucie-Smith