A collection of photos of historic depictions & contemporary art
Mysterious six-winged Angel from the Hagia Sophia re-colored. There are four of the Seraphim Angels surrounding the dome. This one is my favorite one because it looks like a dancing or whirling Angel to me.
I re-colored the wings to be more red and blue because I suspect that centuries of water damage corroded the minerals.
This is some Photoshop magic. I started with an incomplete six-winged Angel and made it whole to be able to see all six wings. The original painting is in a museum in Moscow.
I really liked these carvings of Seraphim Angels in Moscow inside a small church on the Red Square.
There were in fact two carvings, but I did not get a good photo of the second one, so I just mirrored the same Angel to recreate the dynamic of two.
This one stood out to me in a museum in Moscow.
This is zoomed into a corner of a large painting I admired in a museum in Moscow.
I have seen it many times that four Seraphim Angels surround the dome inside Orthodox Churches.
This is an example from inside the Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
This mysterious six-winged Angel adorns a corner of a larger piece of fabric that is on display in a museum in Moscow.
Another photo of a mysterious six-winged Seraphim Angel from Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
I like this mysterious six-winged angel because of the fiery eyes. The Seraphim are described as eternally burning Angels that are never consumed by the flames. They are burning in love. This image is based on a photo from a tile I took in a monastery in Moscow. I cropped the image and intensified the colors.
Six-winged Angel is from a brass book cover I saw on display in a museum in Moscow.
This is my creative re-coloration of the only SeraphimAngel with face depiction from the inside of the HagiaSophia in Istanbul. I believe that the current more brown wing color is a result of hundreds of years of water damage inside the dome. I think that some of the iron-based mineral mosaic pieces did corrode over time. In any case, the red color represents the fiery nature of the Seraphim. Or, since the Seraphim are often called "the manifestation of DivineLove" red could also be a reference to that.
This is one of the mysterious six-winged Angels that intrigued me when visiting the Saint Basil Cathedral in Moscow.
I cropped this mysterious six-winged Angel from a photo of a painting I saw in a museum in Moscow.
Another photo I took when visiting Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. There are so many depictions of mysterious six-winged Seraphim Angels.
This depiction is based on a photo of a six-winged Angel I took in Moscow, but it is mostly the result of re-coloration and some Photoshop magic.
A mysterious six-winged Seraphim Angel from Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
Seraphim Angels often adorn the doors that one has to pass through to approach the most sacred. I think this is because of the power to purify that has been attributed to them. An example from Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow is filled with depictions of mysterious six-winged Angels. This is another one.