Angel of Death by drewhilstad

Angel of Death

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Added: Feb 04, 2002
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acrylic on masonite

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Guest's picture

I really enjoy this painting. I grow so tired of people painting the angel of death dark and menacing with big black wings and perhaps a giant weapon. I think red wings on a sweet but sad face better protrays the angel of death. Good work.

swisnie's picture

Drew, I like your Pre-Raphaelite style.

enayla's picture

This is very, very beautiful. The wings and her hair in particular - I am so happy to see an angel with something else than blonde hair and white wings.

shell's picture

I like this. Despite the political "mumbo jumbo" I think this piece has heart. And...it's very well done.

drewhilstad's picture

First off I agree with you about the railing,ironicaly it took the most time to paint. I think the sea gulls on the railing detract even more. I put the railing in there based on a flawed rational. I didn't want the angel to fall off the balcony.So intrest in public safety and the fear of pending law suits, I put it in. I agree with the flower it has always bugged me a little,but it was a symbolic thing. I re painted this several times ,I had no model,no sun shine I had to paint using my imagination.My father was dying when I painted this ,I chose an angel to try to make scence out of death.I sold the painting a few years ago so I can't change it.I have been tempted to fix a print in photoslop but felt weird about it.I was trying for a Neo Classic look and for the most part pulled it off.

Guest's picture

This is truly a pre-raphaelite style painting. It looks like a kind of mix between Burne-Jones for the wings and the cloth and Tadema for the setting. I don't like the flower in her hand, too straight, as the fence that is out place. And why 'Angel of Death", this image inspires love and life...

Art at its best.