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.