Posts Tagged ‘angels’

The Virgin with Angels by William Bouguereau, Mary and Jesus, angels

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

The Virgin with Angels by William Bouguereau

The Virgin with Angels by William Bouguereau

This religious art created by William Bouguereau in 1900 sparks interest and genuine love in our hearts. The angelic figures circulate around The Virgin Mary and her son Jesus as we can imagine them to be on a throne in Heaven. As all of the angels are positioned around Jesus in a circular manner with their arms outstretched; you see the admiration towards The Virgin Mary and Jesus and the significance of His birth.  The upright position of Jesus also symbolizes His superiority among the surrounding angels, some of which are kneeling around the Mother and Child. The shades of yellow and the small stars above Mary’s head create a celestial aura around Jesus and the Virgin Mary in this classic religious artwork.

Song of Angels by William Bouguereau

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Song of Angels by William Bouguereau

Song of Angels by William Bouguereau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song of Angels is a religious art piece by William Bouguereau that features Mary and the baby Jesus being serenaded by beautiful celestial angels. Mary and the baby Jesus appear to be asleep as three lovely angels in white garb are playing their instruments and keeping a watchful eye on the baby Jesus and his mother. Bouguereau’s use of deep vivid colors along with his exquisite detail make this religious artwork appear both realistic and surreal.

The cherubic baby Jesus is brought to the foreground of this painting through the contrast of his light skin against the deep blue color of Mary’s robe. Song of Angels gives us a sense of tranquility as we appreciate the beauty of the celestial beings visiting Mary and the baby Jesus and as we can imagine how beautiful their heavenly music sounds.