Here is another painting that I classify in the religious category of art. This is the
painting my group did this year for the Formal Analysis Project. It is called "The Fall of the Rebel
Angels" and was painted by Pieter Bruegel. The painting is from a story in the Book of Revelation, where
St. Michael along with some other angels are driving out the rebel angels from heaven down into hell. The
painting is a very different take on the story mainly because of all the different types of demons. I like how
Bruegel painted the demons so that they are more like sub-human beings rather than give them a human form.
The painting is a symbol for the fall of the angels more so than the actual battle between the good and evil.
When I think about this painting it is sort of a symbol of moral conflict as well, like where you have and angel
sitting on your right shoulder and a demon on your left.
Here is another painting of a bible story. This is from the
Old Testament with Abraham and his son Isaac. Abraham had been following God's insrtuctions for most of his life and
one day was asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. This was a test of faith by God, and as you can see in this painting
Abraham was ready to kill his son without hesitation because of his trust in God. Thankfully an angel stop Abraham right
before cutting his throat and Abraham sacrificed a ram instead. This painting is interesting to me becasue of the idea
of trust. I hold trust as a very high value and when I trust someone I will do anything for them and expect the
same in return. Becuase of this I don't put my trust into a lot of people. The painting itself is very cool too.
The spatial allusion behind Isaacs head is very good. I also like the close up of the people from the angel,
to Abraham, Isaac, and then the ram. This order tells you the story basically.
Overall, relegion has been a part of me my entire life and I really enjoy these artists piantings
depicting their view of these different bible stories.
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