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  1. 1. of overwhelming beauty, infinitely powerful, immensely kind and gentle, they amaze, they subjugate …
  2. 2. Musician Angels in Western painting
  3. 3. The Virgin and Child surrounded by angels playing music … a very graceful and refined version of an iconographic type that was extremely popular at the time (The influence of the Sienese masters is obvious, however, the Serra brothers learnt this style not in Siena but in Avignon where the Papal Court was the most important northern center of the late Gothic Italian painting.) Pere Serra Virgin of the Angels Vierge des Anges 1385 Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
  4. 4. Musical Angels by Giotto di Bondone ... courtly fashion, elegant gestures, symbolizing praise, and evoking the trouvères of courtly love and those musical beauties that the aristocracy began to discover through the Ars Nova Giotto di Bondone Baroncelli Polyptych. Side panels, Saints in glory with musician angels Le Polyptyque Baroncelli. Panneaux latéraux, Saints en gloire avec des anges musiciens 1334 Baroncelli, Santa Croce, Florence
  5. 5. Two angels playing music, Saint Barbara, with her attribute - the tower, meditating and an anonymous donor kneeling recites his rosary while contemplating the mystical marriage of Saint Catherine. Hans Memling Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara. The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine Vierge et l'Enfant avec sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie et Barbara. Le Mariage mystique de sainte Catherine 1480 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York City
  6. 6. The Christ surrounded by angels ... On the two side shutters, angels play musical instruments, their instruments are typical of the fifteenth century. Hans Memling Christ with singing and music-making Angels Le Christ entouré d’anges chantant la gloire de l'Éternel 1480 Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp
  7. 7. God the Father entrusts the Archangel Gabriel with the task of the announcement, placing a garland on his head and handing him the branch of the lily, a crowd of angels on blue clouds celebrate with trumpets, drums and flutes, in the foreground, Gabriel greets the Virgin in the loggia in front of his house. Paolo Uccello, attributed to, attribué à The Annunciation L'Annonciation 1425 Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford
  8. 8. The Virgin, the Child and two musician angels playing a viola da braccio and a portable organ, with absorbed melancholic expressions. Zanobi Strozzi The Madonna of Humility with Two Musician Angels Madone de l'humilité avec deux anges musiciens 1448-1450 Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan
  9. 9. Aolemn and monumental ... the Angeli musicanti were part of the old decoration of the apse of the Church of the Santi Apostoli in Rome Melozzo da Forlì Angeli musicanti Music-making Angel Anges musiciens 1480-1484 Pinacoteca, Vatican
  10. 10. an angel in white blows a tenor or alto shawm, a precursor of the English horn, an angel in wine red robes strums a Gothic harp, a brass trumpet is held by an angel in lilac blue, dressed in pure yellow, another celestial musician pumps the bellows of a portative organ, an angel bows a vielle, an early form of violin and an angel in cherry red plucks a lute ... A painting of radiant beauty and an exceptionally important document for the history of music. Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, Maître de la Légende de sainte Lucie Mary, Queen of Heaven Marie, reine des Cieux 1485 National Gallery of Art, Washington
  11. 11. Central panel: Christ is surrounded by angels who sing, dance and play musical instruments. He is shown triumphant over death: his red and white flag was associated with his resurrection; the wound in his right hand, caused when he was crucified, is a reminder of his physical suffering. Fra Angelico Pala di Fiesole Predella, Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven Pala di Fiesole Prédelle, Christ Glorifié dans la Cour des Cieux 1423-1424 National Gallery, London
  12. 12. … they do not have wings the only angel fully visible is the organist, other angels carry stringed instruments, including a small harp and a type of viol. Jan van Eyck and Hubert van Eyck Ghent Altarpiece, Music-making Angels L’Adoration de l'Agneau mystique ou Autel de Gand, Anges musiciens 1430-1432 Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent
  13. 13. an exquisite angel playing music ... Joseph holds a manuscript and the Angel playing a motet in honor of the Madonna, Quam pulchra es ... Caravaggio, Le Caravage Rest on the Flight into Egypt Le repos pendant la fuite en Égypte 1594-1596 Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome
  14. 14. an unusual composition ... a musical angel accompanying the Virgin and the Christ child (... and who looks more like a minstrel, European medieval musician, sometimes playing at the feet of their lord or mistress, sometimes standing next to him, in a sensual, almost amorous proximity). Piero di Cosimo Virgin and Child with Two Angels Vierge à l'Enfant avec des anges 1505-1510 Collezione Vittorio Cini, Venice
  15. 15. Fourteen saints participate as witnesses at the Baptism of Christ, God the father is enthroned above, two angels support his cloak and two musician angels Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece, Maître du Retable de saint Barthélemy The Baptism of Christ Baptême du Christ 1500 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  16. 16. The combat of the archangel with the fallen angels is described in the Book of Revelation (12, 3-9) ... the fallen angels, demonic creatures deformed, grotesque, ugly figures, viscous fish with arms, lizard scales, crustacean paws ..., the archangel Michael with a sword and angelic musicians playing their instruments as if the war between good and evil has already been played out .. Playing the trumpets foreshadow a successful triumph. Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Brueghel l'Ancien The Fall of the Rebel Angels La Chute des anges rebelles 1562 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
  17. 17. The central panel of the second view of the Isenheim Altarpiece: The musician angels are crowded into the Gothic chapel. A blond-haired angel, dressed in pale violet robe, plays the viola da gamba. His exalted expression and his beautiful instrument fill the entire picture with music. Behind him one of his mates plays the viola da braccio and another bird-like, feather-covered dark angel also plays the viola da gamba. Matthias Grünewald Isenheim Altarpiece. Concert of Angels Retable d'Issenheim. Concert des Anges 1515 Musée d'Unterlinden, Colmar
  18. 18. a child angel apparently unconfident in his effort to handle the lute so overly large ... Rosso Fiorentino Angel Playing the Lute or Musical Angel Angelot jouant du luth ou Angelot musicien 1521 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  19. 19. An extraordinarily inventive composition, dominated by the enormous wings of the angel and by the diagonal of the bass viol ... a beautiful young woman, the patron saint of musicians and musical instrument makers, tuning her lute with a delicate movement, according to the instructions of an angel. Carlo Saraceni Saint Cecilia and the Angel Sainte Cécile et l’ange 1610 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome
  20. 20. angels serenading the sleeping Jesus in Mary's arms … William-Adolphe Bouguereau La Vierge aux Anges, Le chant des anges Virgin of the Angels, Song of the Angels 1881 Getty Center J. Paul Getty Trust , Los Angeles
  21. 21. the Roman goddess of the dawn, triumphant in dispelling Night ... Aurora breaks the shackles of night, three angels with pink wings and wearing golden tunics are blowing their trumpets to announce the beginning of a new day and Nix, the personification of Night, giving way to Aurora, only to return at the end of the day. Evelyn De Morgan Aurora Triumphans Aurore Triomphante 1886 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
  22. 22. an ornate and bejeweled nocturne ... the saint in religious ecstasy and angels with musical instruments Gustave Moreau Sainte Cécile, Les anges lui annoncent son prochain martyre Saint Cecilia, Angels Announcing Her Impending Martyrdom 1897 Private collection
  23. 23. a magic tree, a magic castle, a red bird flying down towards a crowned couple beneath a canopy, a violinist lovingly bent over his instrument and a musical angel whose body is made up of his cello Marc Chagall Plafond de l’Opéra Garnier, panneau principal, Stravinski “L’Oiseau de feu” Ceiling of Palais Garnier, main panel, Stravinsky “The Firebird” 1963-1964 Opéra Garnier, Paris
  24. 24. Two years after the Opera Garnier ... An entire orchestra of flamboyant colors celebrating the music decorates the south facade of the foyer of the Metropolitan Opera, instruments, singers, dancers in a brilliant fanfare and in the upper part, flying diagonally, a golden angel with a trumpet, allegory of triumphant music Marc Chagall Le Triomphe de la Musique The Triumph of Music Esquisse définitive pour la peinture murale du Metropolitan Opera Preparatory drawing for the Metropolitan Opera mural 1966 Private collection
  25. 25. o.esqsegues@gmail.com Musician Angels in Western painting Anges musiciens dans la peinture occidentale images and text credit www. Music The Piano Guys Pictures At An Exhibition (Piano Cello) created olga.e. thanks for watching

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