"the fallen" 

My Gallery is inspired by the Bible as well as the creative poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton also inspired by the Bible. My Gallery will cover a small part of a story of how Lucifer, once a beautiful angel, was cast out of Heaven and became Satan. The paintings I selected illustrate the cruel and evil ways Satan used his skill of deceiving and manipulating Adam and Eve. A selection of Job and the Revelations from the bible is also included in my gallery. I hope you enjoy my Gallery.

This painting was done by John Martin in 1824. It was inspired by John Milton. The Art Principles that stand out to me the most are Balance, Emphasis, and Unity. The artist used asymmetrical balance in this painting. Although everything isn't perfectly aligned, the artist spread out the different elements in the painting to create a balanced composition. The emphasis in the photo is the heaven opening up to allow new souls to ascend to heaven. Lucifer's angelic white coloring surrounded by a dark shadows of the clouds also draws your eyes to him. Looking at this painting you get a sense of completeness. The painting feels complete you don't long for anything else to be added to this artwork because everything is included.
This oil painting was created by Sebastiano Ricci. It depicts the war in heaven. Michael the Archangel leads the angels in heaven against the rebels, who followed Satan. The light around Michael draws emphasis to his character in the painting as well as the lights colors around him versus the dark colors on the rebel angels. The artist also shows light value in the painting. The ray of light shining on Michael lightens him up but as the light goes further down the painting and further into the background it gets darker. Michael's body casts small shadows around the fallen angels as well, also creating light Value and contrast. Revelations 12:7-8 "7 And war broke out in heaven: Miʹcha·el and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven."
This painting by John Martin is his depiction on "The Expulsion of Satan and His Angels from Heaven". This black and white painting shows Emphasis, Repetition, and proportion. The emphasis in the photo of all the falling angels that;s why they're so bright. As soon as the viewer looks at the painting, the first thing they look at is the angels falling from the sky. There are a variety of different angels falling from the sky. The picture is full of mountains, shadows and angels falling from the sky. The variety of these different things creates repetition. Repetition of the angels descending from heaven. Revelation 12:7-9 " 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him."
This painting created by John Martin is of Satan commencing his plan to deceive and manipulate God's children. The Universal Principle of Design that stands out to me the most is Unity and The Formal Elements of Art that also stand out the most are Lines and Space. The lines the painter uses to draw the devil and the other angels along with the caves are straight and jagged. The round parts of the cave are drawn with jagged lines instead of organic round ones to create aggressiveness, anxiety and tension. All these traits are perfect to describe and represent (Satan) the Devil. The negative space around the devil also creates an uneasy feeling. The emptiness around him emphasizes the few followers he has and the new void that God used to fill with life and love, now only signifies loneliness, emptiness and darkness. Although the painting gives you an empty feeling, it creates unity. The painter utilized his space and told a story without causing the viewer to want more. The painting feels complete.
This John Martin painting is of Adam and Eve shows Satan watching them in envy as he contemplates to destroy their relationship with God. The formal elements of art that stand out to me the most are Lines, Shape, and contrast. The lines in the painting are curved creating a soothing and relaxing tone. The shapes used in the photo create a dynamic illustration of movement. Eve and Adam are relaxing and loving each other on the grass while Satan lurks in the background. The painter used a strong use of lights and darks through the painting. Satan is surrounded by darkness. I feel that darkness in the painting is symbolizing Satan's fall from God's graces so he's always in the shadows, meanwhile, Adam and Eve are surrounded in the light and the light to me means God's Love.
Genesis 7:1-5 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"2The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,3but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"4"You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman.5"For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
This painting by William Blake represents Satan in his serpent form seducing Eve in the Garden of Eden. The emphasis of this painting is Adam who is frantically searching for his wife Eve. Movement can also be seen in this painting as Adam soars past Eve and the Serpent. Adam and Eve are colored in pure light colors and organic lines while the Serpent although curved is laced with sharp pointy lines indicating his scales and colored with darker colors than Adam and Eve. The painter used an analogous color scheme while painting this image. That means he used the color next to each other on the color scheme. The colors he used are red, red-orange, orange, orange-yellow, yellow, yellow-green and green.
This sketch by Jan pietersz. Saenredam shows God and Michael his Archangel casting Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden. The painter uses variety in his painting. There are plenty of objects the viewer can appreciate as they look at the painting. The shading in the painting creates great contrast. Different areas in the painting are shaded while others are light brightly by the sun. The shaded areas under the clouds, areas behind the tree and even in the areas of Adam, Eve and Michael's body are shaded. Genesis 3:17-19 17 And to Adam, he said: “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree concerning which I gave you this command, ‘You must not eat from it,’ cursed is the ground on your account. In pain, you will eat its produce all the days of your life. 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face, you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Job 1: 1 1 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job.*+ He was an upright man of integrity;*+ he feared God and shunned what was bad. This painting was done by Gonzalo Carrasco depicts Job half-naked praying to God. In the book of Job, God and the devil make a bet on Job's faith to God. While everyone he slums cursed God, Job didn't. He loved and cherished the Lord. The devil told God that he could make Job curse him and God said otherwise. God told the Devil he could do anything he wanted to Job except kill Job. After losing everything and almost his life, Job still loved God and stood by him. After God proved Job's loyalty God blessed him with more things and blessing Job could ever want. Carrasco used Emphasis, contrast, and proportion in his painting. The color contrast in the photo is God's light shining on Job as he prays to him. The shadow area in the back shows the viewers that the light is only shining on one object and not the entire scene. The background shows the sun is setting in the background, separating itself from his foreground. The lighting contrast creates emphasis. The emphasis in the painting is Job. He's the largest subject in the painting creating proportion and it's the first thing the viewers see when they look at the painting.
This painting by William Blake is inspired by the book of Job. In this part of the book the Devil and God have already placed their bet to proved Job's love to God. Mr. Blake uses color, movement, and proportion int his painting. The color helps separate the different areas of he painting as well as draw the viewers to the Devil giving Job sore boils all over his body. The yellow looks as if it's draing off of Job's body. To me, the yellow is Job's strength and faith. If you look closely even though it seems the yellow may have drained from Job's body, the cloth laying across his body still holds a little hope in it. The Devil's large size overpowering Job and his wife illustrate proportion. The viewers eyes are drawn to the Devil then Job and then his wife who has lost all of her faith, which is why she doesn't have any yellow in her area. The movement in the painting is the yellow draining from Job's body, The weeping of his wife and the Devil pouring sore boils all over Job's Body. Job 1:9-12 9 At that Satan answered Jehovah: “Is it for nothing that Job has feared God?+ 10 Have you not put up a protective hedge around him+ and his house and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands,+ and his livestock has spread out in the land. 11 But, for a change, stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your very face.” 12 Then Jehovah said to Satan: “Look! Everything that he has is in your hand.* Only do not lay your hand on the man himself!” So Satan went out from the presence* of Jehovah.
The last painting in my gallery is also the last chapter in the Bible. This painting is by John Martin. This painting is showing the last day on earth. It can either be a new beginning for some people or a horrible end for others. The artist uses color, movement, and space to create this amazing painting. The color is used to separate the heavenly, the followers of God who is waiting to be judged and those who chose destruction and the Devil as their leader. The heavenly is represented in white meaning purity, the followers are lightly lit to show their path in leadership and black and red to symbolize death, decay, and sadness. The negative space that is black is used emphasizes nothingness and the unknown. It provokes fear because you don't know what's coming next. The negative space that is surrounded by bright colors represents hope, peace, and love. God is all of those things, he represents love, peace and the known. Movement is represented by the dead bodies laying on the ground and the sick one reaching out for help. Mathew 25:41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
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