Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The Archangel Gabriel.
The Archangel Gabriel. Yet another piece for the Archangel project.
She is the angel of the Annunciation, Resurrection, Mercy, Vengeance, Death, and Revelation.
The entire painting is 20x28 inches, done in watercolor. I've had a number of people already ask me about my choice to paint Gabriel as a woman.
In fact, if you look through much religious art, you will find that if not common, there are many representations of a female or androgenous Gabriel.
She is unique as the only female in the higher echelons.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Angel Gibrail (Gabriel) in Islamic Art
These Turkish miniatures, depict the Angel Gibril (Gabriel or Gibrail) appearng to Prophet Muhammed, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
Gibril is believed by Muslims to have dictated the Holy Koran to Mohammed (S.A.W) and to have taken The Prophet to Jerusalem
In Islamic art the aura of a holy person or being is depicted as a fiery ring surrounding them
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The Angel Gabriel
Monday, May 14, 2007
Annunciation on Royal Doors (one panel)
Icon Gallery, Ohrid
From the church of St. Nicholas Hospitaller, Ohrid.
111 x 36 cm.Found at: www.soros.org.mk
Tempera. Plaster ground on board
Today - Icon Gallery, Ohrid.
Condition: Relatively well preserved. Damage due to flaking of plaster ground in the lower part.
Iconography: Archangel Gabriel is shown in full length, facing half left. He gives a blessing with his right hand and in his left holds a rod. He is dressed in red hiton and purple himation.
The upper part of the doors – King Solomon shown in half-length, dressed in green divineation and purple mantle. In his right hand he holds an unfurled scroll inscribed with text of a prophecy. The background, gold.