Religion,myth, and legend, Joshua Trice

This gallery will stun you with many mythological and religion based works of art through many periods of time. 

This image depicts St Michael casting out the demons and Lucifer himself from heaven. The medium appears to be charcoal or pencil. The contrast of the the black and white really puts emphasis on the devil. The darker lines place the main focus of Satan who is also placed in the center of the picture making this the focal point.
This depiction has no back ground placing the focus on Satan and his demon Mephistopheles. This demon is famous for the first depiction of one of my favorite stories. mephistopheles is a soul collector however he only collects the souls of the already damned. He is first mentioned in a story where a man sells his soul to the devil. This later is translated into the story of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil to play guitar.
This figure depicts St Michael casting Satan or Lucifer out of heaven. It is a very colorful piece with a ton of detail in the statue. The details of the wings to down to the eyes on the figures are very intricate. The darker emphasis on the skin tone of Satan leads into the stereotype that he had red skin.
This image depicts Thor or Tor and his fight with he giants casting them out of Asgard. The lighter tones and bright lightning around Thor's hammer give it a sense of movement. The light casting out of Asgard onto Thor makes him the focal point. The darker colors and contrast used in the giants ads depth to the picture as well.
This image appears to be a recreation of a statue. The statue depicts a Titan being struck down by Zeus's lightning. The Titan is being cast off of mount Olympus. The color and texture of the picture ad a depth to it creating a 3 dimensional feel to the image. The black and white colors also ad more contrast to the picture by creating shadows and ridges adding to the texture.
This image has a lot of depth to it. The contrasting colors and skin tones of the Titans being cast out of Mt Olympus. There could be many focal points as the picture appears to have a vast amount of depth. The light in the sky posing as Mt Olympus create a focal point as well.
This is a Hannya mask. These were created by a playwright in Japan. The mask depicts a woman who becomes so enraged with jealousy that she becomes a demon. The horns on the head symbolize that the woman was royalty. If the mask had fangs that protrude from the cheeks that means she has past the point of no return and can no longer become a human again. The texture of the wood used creates a unique color for the skin tone. The realism in the shape of the eyes gives a human element to the mask.
Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death are depicted in this piece. The contrasting colors of black and white create a depth the the image along with the multiple layers of the image. The 4 Horsemen were used to symbolize the apocalypse and the end of days in the book of revelation.
Totem poles were used to tell stories. They had little religious factor to them but the myth is that they possessed the spirits of the animals portrayed in them. They were used as signs to welcome visitors to villages or to mark burial areas. The spirits would protect the area and tell the story as well. This pole has a vast amount of depth to it. They were usually carved forma single tree using relief cuts to remove material and create the shapes of the totem spirits.
This is the figure Anubis, He is the Egyptian God of the dead. He is who guards the deceased. He has the head of a dog and body of a man. This figure has a great amount of detail down to the hands and eyes. IF you look closely the hand at one point had a staff in it. Anubis is generally depicted as a black character and that does not allow a lot of contrast or depth. In this figure he has a lighter color allowing for more contrast and depth to the figure adding emphasis to the 3d figure that it is.
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