Angels

The overall them of my gallery is focused on religion and Angelic pieces of art. The general focus will be on art pieces with some Catholic references using sculptures as a medium. This gallery includes representations of Angels in 17th Century Europe and is primarily created by Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Angels with the Crown of Thorns was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1668. This piece of art depicts a male Angel with wings and a robe holding a Crown. This piece was created as a sculpture in Terracotta clay. This piece of art represents formal elements like color and principles of design like proportion very well. The vibrant earth like colors brings out the features of the human features of the Angel while the proportion in the piece brings a senses of depth.
Angels with the Superscription was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1667-1668. This piece of art depicts a female Angel with wings and a robe holding an inscription of some kind. This piece was created as a sculpture in Terracotta clay. This piece of art brings and emotional state to the visual. The document the female angel is holding seemed to represent an inscribed message that the Angel was sent to deliver from God himself.
Half-Kneeling Angel was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1672. This piece of art depicts a female Angel with wings and a robe going into a kneeling type of a position. This piece was created as a sculpture in Terracotta clay. This piece of art represents the principle of design like movement very well. As the piece shows the Angel commencing into the kneeling position as she crouches down to almost pay respect to someone or something of a higher power.
Kneeling Angel was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1672. This piece of art depicts a female Angel with wings and a robe in a kneeling position. This piece was created as a sculpture in Terracotta clay. This piece of art shows and Angel in the kneeling position of some kind. In this piece compared to Bernini's the "Half-Kneeling Angel". The Angel in this sculpture seems to be kneeling asking God for forgiveness in a sense.
Angel with the Superscription was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1667-1668. This piece of art seems to be an alternate version of Bernini's original "Angel with the Superscription" which is also part of my gallery. In this version the angel is seen still holding the Superscription but the head is removed from the body.
Angel with the Crown of Thorns was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1667-1668. This piece of art is also an alternate version of "Angel with The Crown of Thorns" also shown in my gallery. This piece depicts an Angel with his head removed holding a crown with thorns. This piece was also created as a sculpture in Terracotta clay. Just like the original this piece represents color and proportion but by the head being removed from the body this also brings a sense of emphasis/focus to this piece.
Kneeling Angels was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1672. In this piece the Angels is seen kneeling as if the Angel is praying. This version of the Kneeling Angel shows the same religious element as the other Kneeling Angel in the gallery. Except this version is seen with a different Angel entirely. In this piece the Angel comes off as if they are praying where in the other version the Angel seems to be asking for forgiveness.
Angel with the Scourge was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1667-1668. This piece continues the representation of religion and Angels very well. In this piece the Angels is seen standing, grabbing there wrist and looking down as if they were just punished or disciplined in way. This piece was created in terracotta clay as well. The texture in this piece was the standout element in this sculpture. The texture of the clay and how it was able to convey a since of sadness with this smooth and rough edges around the Angels wrist helped tell the artist's story. Overall this piece represented and example of disciplinary action that can be taken to even and Angel.
Half-Kneeling Angel was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1672. This piece represents a young angel that is commencing into a kneeling position. This piece was created using Terracotta clay as well. Unlike Bernini's other Half-Kneeling sculptures this version comes off as very young and innocent. Instead of the Angel asking for forgiveness this young angel seems to be almost in a playing like gesture. Showing a sense of movement as she commences in the kneeling type postion.
Kneeling Angel was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1672. This piece of art depicts an angel with his head removed kneeling before Christ. This piece was created using Terracotta clay as well. This version of the Kneeling Angel shows a sense of forgivenss being asked from the Angel and carries the same religious overtone as Bernini's other sculptures with Angels. Even with the head removed from the sculpture, the emphasis on the wings still tells the overall story of this piece.
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