Angels Do Wonderful Things


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angel art 1


Music I listened to while working on this painting:

“Fly” by Ludovico Einaudi

You can listen on the MusicPlayer at the top of this post.

Thoughts for this piece:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Question #108 Hierarchies and Orders of the Angels

“As we have noticed, our human knowledge of angels is not direct and perfect; we cannot know angels as they are in themselves. In our imperfect way, we assign many angels to each order, even while we realize that, since each angel is a complete species, it has its own specific office, and, to that extent, its own order. We cannot discern what these specific offices and orders are. If star differ from star in glory, much more does angel differ from angel. Our classification of angelic orders is, therefore, a kind of general classification.”

Is there an order of angels that inspire artists? Do angels paint?  If so, can they use light as a medium?


Thanks for stopping by to look at my art ~Scarlett



One Comment

  1. Hi Scarlett – she is lovely … and I hadn’t known about the Summa – and I’ve just looked it up … an interesting work that I will remember. Fascinating to read about Aquinas’ question 108 … and to see the references in Wiki – I’ve been reading a little about Philosophy this summer … it still ‘bemuses’ me and I guess highlights my lack of formal university education. Still at a late age I can learn! And am still do so …

    I do love your art work and often think of you all .. cheers Hilary

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