“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
- Phil Ochs
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cyprostat:
The Martyrdom of St Matthew (detail) 1599 -1600 by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

cyprostat:

The Martyrdom of St Matthew (detail) 1599 -1600 by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

kyle-marffin:

Dark-Winged Angels: Roberto Ferri

Sumptuous oil paintings by Taranto, Italy romantic painter Roberto Ferri (b. 1978), modern master of his own Baroque revival, who some call Caravaggio’s heir. Who am I to argue?

We often see Ferri’s Lucifero posted here and at other blogs (the fifth image down). No idea why I hadn’t previously taken the time to look up more of this painter’s work. Gorgeous, one and all. But be they good or bad, why, we must wonder, are all of the angels’ wings dark?

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cimmerianweathers:

The Angel, Theodore Chasseriau, 1840. Oil on canvas.

cimmerianweathers:

The Angel, Theodore Chasseriau, 1840. Oil on canvas.


Detail of the veiled angel of death, from Honor Roll Monument in Prospect Park, Augustus Lukeman.

Detail of the veiled angel of death, from Honor Roll Monument in Prospect Park, Augustus Lukeman.

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veiled angel statues 

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nataliakoptseva:

Vernet Horace - 
Angel of Death 1851

nataliakoptseva:

Vernet Horace -

Angel of Death 1851

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o-g-steve:

Artist: Andrea del SartoWork: Madonna of the Harpies

o-g-steve:

Artist: Andrea del Sarto
Work: Madonna of the Harpies

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iotaorionis:

Triumph of Christianity By: Gustave Dore

iotaorionis:

Triumph of Christianity By: Gustave Dore

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Mind you, sometimes the angels smoke, hiding it with their sleeves, and when the archangel comes, they throw the cigarettes away: that’s when you get shooting stars.

— Vladimir Nabokov  (via fawnes)

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hello-stendhal:

Carl Timoleon Von Neff — L’Angelo —

hello-stendhal:

Carl Timoleon Von Neff — L’Angelo —

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The Agony in the Garden (detail), il Morazzone, ca. 1612

The Agony in the Garden (detail), il Morazzone, ca. 1612

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blackpaint20:

Descending Night
Adolph Alexander Weinman, 1914

blackpaint20:

Descending Night

Adolph Alexander Weinman, 1914

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c0ssette:

Mihaly von Zichy (1827-1906), “Romantic Encounter” detail

c0ssette:

Mihaly von Zichy (1827-1906), “Romantic Encounter” detail

c0ssette:

Rupert Bunny, Angels Descending, c.1897.

c0ssette:

Rupert Bunny, Angels Descending, c.1897.

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The Blue Bird (1918), directed by Maurice Tourneur.

The Blue Bird (1918), directed by Maurice Tourneur.

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