Angels also have accidents… The Broken Wing was painted by

Angels also have accidents… The Broken Wing was painted by

9/5/2021, 11:30:34 AM
Angels also have accidents… The Broken Wing was painted by the Austrian artist Edouard Veith (1856-1925). It shows a little angel (or putto) sitting on the lap of his mom. He is crying, because he broke one of his wings, and like any young kid he is worried that it cannot be fixed. But luckily, an old handyman knows what to do, and it will be fixed in no time. It is a lighthearted painting, where the artist leaves it a bit in the middle whether this is a mythological scene or a scene from everyday life. The boy/angel and his mom seem to come out of the mythological world, but the handyman with his glasses seems to be more contemporary. Perhaps Veith intentionally blended both worlds to confuse the viewer a bit? #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilonCanvas #OilPainting #FineArts #EdourdVeith #Veith #Angel #Putto #Humor #Humorous #AustrianArt #AustrianArtist #AustrianPainter

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