From Dante Rossetti to Paul Klee

    Ruth Langenberg

    Prestel 2012

    Paperback 128pp Illustrated 238x192mm

    9783791347233   Product Code: 18100

    'The more materialistic science becomes, the more I shall paint angels: their wings are my protest in favour of the immortality of the soul' - Edward Burne-Jones. After an introductory essay discussing angels in 19th-century art and culture and, in particular, their roles in Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist art, Ruth Langenberg presents over 60 reproductions of paintings of angels, from Blake's monumental Angel of the Revelation to Chagall's Archangel Michael carrying Adam back down to Earth.

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