'The Angel Amongst Us'

'The Angel Amongst Us'

Painting, Landscape, Oil, 20x40x3.5cm
Conceived and executed as a contemporary iconic image, the painting’s imagery is created through a complex interplay of colours, glazes and brush strokes. The choice of both the modest scale and the panoramic format invites a way of seeing associated with the history of landscape painting practice, which is the idea of viewing works from both a distance and close to the picture plane. From a distance, therefore, it is the vibrant expressive character of the sky which is the key note. It is only on closer viewing of the painting that the deliberate centrality of the angel signifies its optical and metaphorical importance in the picture. Returning to the title, ’The Angel Amongst Us’, the central idea is that the painting is a visual metaphor for how we are often not immediately aware of what exists or surrounds us in our lives, its significance and value. By placing a universal symbol, which carries a range of personal and cultural contextual meanings, in a “green” landscape, multiple dialogues are suggested.

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Roy Pound
10 years ago
Roy Pound Art lover
Superb Colours!!
Josh Newman
10 years ago
Josh Newman Art lover
A great piece there, I love the way the clouds surround the angel. Good luck!
Jane Bailey
10 years ago
Jane Bailey Art lover
Jane Bailey
I love the use of colour in this picture: it creates a real sense of calm, but with a hint of excitement (in the reds) and things as yet unknown
maureen borland
10 years ago
maureen borland Art lover
I adore the painting, it is truly beautiful, there is a feeling of expectation about the image as if something is about to happen but what that is is too far in the distance to be identified. Maureen Borland, visitor
James Burgess
10 years ago
James Burgess Artist
This is very atmospheric and spiritual.
laurie miles
10 years ago
laurie miles Art lover
I am no art expert but I do know something I like and believe this is a wonderful piece depicting serenity and peace....I love this and will recommend others to view it who have similar tastes to my own...Thank you for allowing us to see it...God Bless all who view it,
Lyn Carnaby
10 years ago
Lyn Carnaby Artist
It isn't offter that you find a piece of artwork that not only would you love to own but that you know will enhance your life and should therefore be displayed for more people to enjoy. Lyn Carnaby
Eli Joseph Jaldow
10 years ago
Eli Joseph Jaldow Art lover
I too feel there is something calming that emanates from this painting. There is also hope here, and I can't but help see a likeness to the Statue of Liberty in the distance, hope to millions of a better life.
Carol Hylton
10 years ago
Carol Hylton Artist
I was mesmerised by the painting - the subtle use of colours produced a very soothing effect!
MARCO CALABRIA
10 years ago
MARCO CALABRIA Art lover
Opera notevole... mi colpisce tanto la scelta del rosso dominante.

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