Monday, December 21, 2015

European drawings with active angels, 16th-19th centuries

Alonso Cano
Angels Persecuting Heretics
17th century
Prado

With swords of fire, angels swoop down out of the sky, striking and killing human beings who have entertained ideas or opinions of which these angels disapprove.

Alonso Cano
Angel with the Last Trumpet
17th century
Prado

Mattia Preti
Angel Blowing Trumpet
ca. 1652
Getty

Gaetano Gandolfi
Angel
18th century
Morgan Library

Morazzone
Angel Musicians
ca. 1598-99
Getty

Friedrich Sustris
Angels Bearing the Column of the Passion
1580s
Getty

Antonio de Pereda
Study of Angels
17th century
Prado

Pietro da Cortona
Angels Guiding the Children of Israel
1652
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Innocenzo da Imola
Study for an Angel
ca. 1520
Getty

Orazio Samacchini
Angels & Putti in Clouds
ca. 1575
Prado

Eugenio Caj├ęs
Angel Musicians
ca. 1630
Prado

Correggio
Angel within a Border
early 16th century
Victoria & Albert Museum

Italian School
Two Angels
ca. 1600
Prado

Italian School
Angels in Glory
17th century
Prado

William Blake
Angel of the Revelation
ca. 1803-05
Metropolitan Museum of Art