Detail ~ Day 5
Panel ~ Day 6
Detail ~ Day 6
Detail ~ Day 6
The Angels of Creation ~ Days 5 and 6 ~ 1875-1876
I was in my first years of college when I came across the English Dreamers, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the classic book illustrators: Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen. Since then, they have given me a lifetime of pleasure, devouring their color, line and vision; Arthur Rackham’s work especially and his affinity with the fairy world and trees.
My third year of college, Edward Burne-Jones’s Angels of Creation used to hang on my bedroom wall, the color plate lifted from a book I own to this day. Yesterday I spent some time scanning the high quality image so I could post it online, with detailed views of each panel. There is something about the angels, certainly not happy, but not entirely sad, androgynous in their femininity; and the colors and the images in these panels, that calms me.
Note: I am not religious. The Bible story of creation is beautiful, and Edward Burne-Jone's depictions are ethereal. If you click on each image, you will see greater detail.
I love the androgyny, too.ReplyDelete
Is that the fowl of the air inside the globe? It almost looks as if it could be the ocean, too. I love that.
I'm not familiar with Edward Burne-Jones. Thank you for the introduction. It is very beautiful!
I think it is both the fowl of the air and the ocean. I'm glad you liked them!
I'm glad I clicked to enlarge. Really luminous.ReplyDelete
I like how they aren't grinning, and look so contemplative.
I'm glad you enlarged. I scanned the image at a high resolution, and then reduced the size, or they'd be even bigger. The book I took the print from is more high quality than I would have expected from the price, even so many years ago, so the scans come out beautifully. Then I "doctor" the color to make it match the print I copied, as much as possible. Who knows, however, how close the print is to the original?
Love this art and artist, it is new to me, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Terresa, You're welcome!Delete