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Angels in art

Angels have appeared in works of art for millennia. Angel-shaped beings appear in ancient Mesopotamian and Greek art and were probably the inspiration for the popular Christian image of angels.

Angels remained a popular subject for Byzantine and European paintings and sculpture.

Several famous examples are:

  • The Annunciation by Guido di Pietro da Mugello (Fra Angelico) (See
  • The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci (

Angels have also become an intregal part of Anime culture, particularly in fan art and web comics.


Contemporary works of art with angels:




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