All Powerful and multi-cultural - Brandon Lacey

This gallery contains images of religious icons from across the globe. Here, you will find images of figures of worship from ancient Roman, to Christianity. This gallery has both sculptures and paintings. There are many religions represented here, but Muslim faith does not allow images of their god or prophet. 

In this image you see Mars the Roman god of war sitting overlooking a battle in the background to the right hand side. Cupid to the left of the painting at the top brings a bright spot drawing your eye to him. Mars, also brightly colored is the first thing you see as you look at the painting with the bold red and blue of his cape and sash while the colors around him are more muted. In this painting it looks as if Mars isn't interested in the outcome of this battle as he has put his shield and sword on the ground beside him. The presence of Cupid tells me that Mars may have his mind elsewhere, perhaps with his love.
In this painting we see an image of Venus the Roman version of the Greek Aphrodite (the goddess of love and beauty). Here Venus sits with a small child starring up at her from between her knees. The two figures are in muted flesh tone while the background is black and brown. This stark contrast draws the eye to the two figures in the center of the painting.
Heimdall is an omniscient gate keeper of guarding the Bifrost and Asgard (the world of the gods). Here we see Heimdall returning what looks like jewelry to a woman, by the title, named Freyja. In the painting, The two main subjects are highlighted by light and in the course of Freyja with bright color and bright light. The two women in the background have been kept in a shadow so as to force the eye onto the main subjects.
This sculpture of the Norse god of mischief Loki clearly shows that Loki is up to no good. It appears that Loki has been given wings in this statue helping us believe he is of the gods. Here we see Loki in a stance that makes him look as if he is sneaking around and with his hand to the side of his mouth it appears he is whispering things into peoples ears as if to start trouble or place doubts. The shifty smile on his face would indicate he does this for the fun of it with no real purpose.
In this painting we see the Norse god of thunder, Thor as he fights giants from his chariot. The strong winged figure clad in red is the mighty Thor using his hammer to bring lighting down upon the giants that are attacking him. The contrast between the image of Thor, his lightning, and the giants that are tearing at his chariot in the center of the painting contrast sharply with the dark background and foreground. The strong vertical line represented by Thor himself draws your eye directly to him allowing it to then wander right and down in the painting finally ending on the top left hand side.
In this sculpture, of Ganesha we see the head of an elephant attached to a human form. Ganesha is shown with four arms (two are broken off) much like the other multi-armed Hindu god Shiva.Ganesha sits on top of what appears to be two flowers, one is upside down while the other correctly oriented. The sculpture is well carved with good detail especially in the area of the head where it appears he is wearing a very ornate head dress.
This painting on a medium tan background is of five figures, Four adults and one infant child. In the infant’s hands is a picture of Jesus with his crown of thorns on a piece of cloth or canvas. Although it is hard to tell through the soft feminine features, but the beards tell us that there are three men and one woman depicted here. The two men in the background seem to be significant as they are dressed in the same manor with the same color outer garment. The two adults in the foreground are dressed in more muted colors Compared to the figures in the background and also appear to be the parents of the child. The way the heads tilt on the four adults. Direct your eye to the child holding the picture of Jesus.
Saturn the Greek god of agriculture and time is depicted here with crops, agricultural tools, an hour glass and the old and young head of the same person. In this piece Saturn is seen holding a baby to his mouth as if eating him. The two heads, young and old of the same person show passage of time also indicated by the hour glass at Saturn’s feet.
In this image there are a group of woman, a man who is presumably a Shepherd judging by the crook he has at his feet. The shepherd is holding a goat by the horns so that the baby Jupiter can drink the goats milk. The three women are each performing different tasks. The one that baby Jupiter is resting on is holding the goats leg to make it easier for the baby to drink, the lady in orange is gathering what looks like honey judging by what look like bees flying around the tree, and the woman on the right appears to be gathering water. There is another baby on the bottom right of the painting but there are no clues as to who it might be. This painting uses subtle colors broken up by the brightly colored dresses of the women. The painting also shows balance by the hill on the right being balanced by the trees no the left. The biggest line is the diagonal line of the hill.
Sakhmet, the Egyptian warrior goddess is the subject of this sculpture. Carved in dark stone, there are intricate lines in the mane, headdress, and in the clothing. Sakhmet is a goddess with a human female body and a lion head. The sculpture is beautifully rendered in 3D showing clean lines and great detail.
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