2016-06-07

Angels on Canvas

From the famous cherubs of Raphael (seen above) to the sensuously draped angels of Abbott Thayer, artists have imagined and depicted angels in unique ways throughout history.

Here at Beliefnet, our readers also love angels and some of them have shared their favorite paintings on our site. While we don't know all the artists behind these amazing paintings, we have collected some of the best for your enjoyment.

Click through our gallery to see how artists yesterday and today have envisioned angels.

<b>Fresh Bouquet</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=706463">oceansdaughter</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=706463">oceansdaughter</a></b> as Your Belie

<b>Purple Prose</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 624863">cdkelley</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 624863">cdkelley</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

<b>The Virgin with Angels<br>By William-Adolphe Bouguereau</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b itxtvisited="1"><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/sirach23">sirach23</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/sirach23">sirach23</a></b> as Yo

<b>Celestial Circle</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=706463">oceansdaughter</a></b> <br itxtvisited="1">Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=706463">oceansdaughter</a

<b>Winged Figure<br>By Abbott Thayer</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/beliefnetangels">BeliefnetAngels</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/beliefnetangels">BeliefnetAngels</a></b> as Your Beliefn

<b>The Angel's Message<br>By George Hillyard Swinstead</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 624863">cdkelley</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 624863">cd

<b>Out to Sea</b><Br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 784923">Swade22</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id= 784923">Swade22</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

<b>Sorrow at Sunset</b><Br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=876491">Justice2007</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=876491">Justice2007</a></b> as Your Beliefne

<b>Christ in the Sepulchre, Guarded by Angels<br>By William Blake</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/blessedsweet1">Blessedsweet1</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/blessedsweet1">Blessedsweet1</a

<b>Jeanne d'Arc and the Archangel Michael<br>By Eugene Thirion</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/BrightHopes">BrightHopes</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/BrightHopes">BrightHopes</a></b> as Yo

<b>Heavenly Harp</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=%20813035">SISTERMIMI</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/?page_id=175&user_id=%20813035">SISTERMIMI</a></b> as Your Beliefn

<b>Surrounded by Light</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/blessedsweet1">Blessedsweet1</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/blessedsweet1">Blessedsweet1</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

<b>Welcoming Peace</b><br><Br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/salminor">Salminor</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/salminor">Salminor</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

<b>Glorious Wings</b><br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/aponi_butterfly">aponi_butterfly</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/aponi_butterfly">aponi_butterfly</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

<b>Floating in Twilight</b><Br><br>Image shared by <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/emptyinside">PJ&amp;RM</a></b> <br>Add <b><a href="http://community.beliefnet.com/emptyinside">PJ&amp;RM</a></b> as Your Beliefnet Friend

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