This gallery includes representations of both archangels Micheal, Gabriel, and Raphael from Greek Mythology. Further symbols include painting from the renaissance as well as past rulers that have significant correlation to the archangels.
The Creation of Adam depicts God the father, creating Adam the first man. The touching of fingers between God and Adam symbolizes God transferring the breath of life to Adam. Michelangelo's breath taking artwork on one of the last panels of the Sistine Chapel. God gave life to many things, humans, demigods, and archangels. No matter the level of these creations, all of them derive from God's image.
St. Michael is the leader of all angels in the army of God. He resides in heaven with communion with God. His main jobs are, combat Satan as seen in this photo, escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death, be a champion of all Christians and the church itself, and lastly call men from life on earth to their heavenly judgement. This particular painting has St. Michael standing on top of Satan that is separated at his shins into a dark underworld while the rest of St. Michael's body is in a prosperous state. His sword and big wings also symbolize his high status within the heavens, and models the characteristics of God himself.
Angel Gabriel had a passion for helping people and lending a hand wherever needed. Although never definitively stated in the bible as an archangel, Gabriel was defined in context of being an angel of high power and working closely with God. It's believed that God sent Gabriel as revelation to various prophets, one being Muhammad. In this painting Gabriel is depicted around to eagles, draped in a nice red gown. Such presence reveals his grace and how much his presence was respected.
St. Raphael is known to be the archangel of God's mercy and light, he is the "medicine of God". Raphael brings healing to all people; he reliefs people of all burdens and suffering to restore God's people to God's love and mercy. In this particular art piece Raphael is seen standing at what appears to be his tier graced by two woman. One wearing black which would signify the darkness that is in her life and pain that she currently has, seeking relief and hope from Raphael. The woman to the left that appears to be wearing a dark color as well does not seem all the way intrigued with Raphael, but has a flower in her hand as a nice offering gesture.
The birth of Venus is told from the writings of an ancient poem. After she was born, she rode on a seashell and sea foam to the island of Cythera. To the left is Zephyrus, carrying the nymph Chloris as he blows the wind to guide Venus. On the right of Venus is Pomona, known as the goddess of Spring, waiting for Venus. The color, texture and renaissance cultural background behind this painting is remarkable. They all appear to have a god like presence and occupy what appears to be a mythological time period.
Louis XVI and Marie-Antoniette the last royal couple of France before overthrown by the French revolution all through the 1790s. The couple weren't indeed a real one at first and had to learn to love each other. By the time they were able to come together with love for their children and kingdom, the French revolution was knocking at their door. Both tried and executed through the guillotine and the monarchy of France is and will no longer be in existence. This art work in particular shows happiness with in the king and queen and joyfulness with their child as well as royal wardrobe. Just like various stories in civilization, before and after Christ as well as mythological times, kingdoms were overthrown by enemies outside of home and inside as well.
This portrait displays the one and only former Roman Empire dictation Julius Caesar. This infamous dictator is known from fighting in many brave battles and wars until taking a political seat in the then Roman Republic, establishing himself as a popular political figure. Not so long after Julius fought off a country side military group and then returned home to Rome to be pronounced as dictator for life. The portrait of Julius is of a marble head made for insertion into a statue. Julius reign of the Roman empire made him one of the most powerful and respected leaders of his time, similar power and will to an archangel.
This beautiful painting puts its title into clear understanding; Beginning and Ending of Destiny, displayed on both sides of the painting. On the right is the beginning, the moment when Virgin Mary receives the message from angel Gabriel that she will conceive Christ. On the left is the ending, crucifixion, captures the moment of Christ's descent from the cross. The painting incorporates illusions their body figures and the background they are in. The colors are significant, Christ in all white with wings and Virgin Mary wearing a lovely gown.
One this night, a blaze set forth in a community taking apart the Saint Stephen's Hall, the house of commons and appear to not be too far from the Westminster Abbey, although it would be spared. One thing that stands out the most is the scale of this painting and the over exaggerated burning collapse of the bridge. I wonder why it is that the common people house was set ablaze and the lords spared and how this fire even started. This destruction could have been set forth by a higher power, and their rage over thus community must have been staggering.
This magnificent portrait modifies the breath taking landscape of a Greece town. Soldiers are working on the construction of an iconic temple. The moment captured in this portrait, shows the men gathering the last marble block to align against the pathway. These blocks coming from a workshop that is manufacturing more statues for the completion of this temple. This is also believed to be depicted around the time that Greece breaks free from Turkish rule. This art work has similar characteristics of the Renaissance era and during a time period of vast belief and rituals in mythology.
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