The Angel of Death, (1880). By Evelyn De Morgan

6/22/2021, 6:03:30 PM
The Angel of Death, (1880). By Evelyn De Morgan, (1855–1919). @lagra _art . Oil on canvas, 123.8 x 93.3 cm. The theme of death was an increasingly common theme in Evelyn's oeuvre as time went by. The Angel of Death I is the most overt representation of the subject and demonstrates Evelyn's spiritualist belief that death is to be welcomed and not feared. Evelyn depicts the Angel of Death, who is symbolised by his grey hair and scythe, as a beautiful and benign figure, gently comforting the frail female figure he has in his sight. The young woman appears to have had a hard life – signified by the arid landscape behind her. In contrast the way forward is illustrated with a fertile landscape and spring flowers, demonstrating Evelyn's view that the path of the Angel of Death is not to be feared. Drawmer quotes a poem written by De Morgan when she was about twelve, titled the Angel of Death: My love lies deep Under the ground; The winter winds Blow cold around The cypress tree Is crowned with snow Shrouded in white The graves lie low, Soft thy kisses Warm thy breath Vision of Love – Angel of Death! #lagra _art #historyofart #artgallery #arthistory #arte #ancientart #helenoftroy #ancientgreece #painting #artlovers #dailypainting #oilpainting #vermeer #mythology #myth #history ry #mythologie #masterpiece #greek #ancientart #19thcentury #drawing #portrait #contemporaryartist #academicart #artwork #walkerartgallery #beautiful #classicart #artlover #impressionistart

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