Fallen Angel

By Alexandre Cabanel SKU:1676

Alexandre Cabanel's "Fallen Angel," painted in 1847, is a remarkably special artwork. This masterpiece captures the poignant depiction of a fallen angel, expelled from heaven and enveloped in sorrow. Cabanel's meticulous attention to detail and the ethereal beauty of the angel's figure make the painting truly captivating. What sets it apart is the harmonious blend of classical and romantic styles, showcasing Cabanel's technical prowess. "Fallen Angel" stands as a testament to Cabanel's ability to evoke powerful emotions through art, immortalizing a moment of profound human vulnerability and eternal longing for redemption.

33 cm

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Total € 195

Title: “”Alexandre Cabanel – Fallen Angel””
Year Painted: 1847

Alexandre Cabanel’s painting, “”Fallen Angel,”” created in 1847, is a captivating and thought-provoking artwork that explores the fall from grace and the human condition. This masterpiece holds a significant place in the art world due to its exceptional technical execution, symbolic depth, and its enduring depiction of a timeless theme.

Cabanel, a distinguished French painter of the 19th century, was highly regarded for his neoclassical style and his ability to infuse his works with emotional depth. In “”Fallen Angel,”” he delves into the narrative of the fallen angel, focusing on the profound consequences of pride and rebellion.

The painting portrays a strikingly beautiful angel, his ethereal wings tattered and his countenance filled with sorrow. The figure is positioned against a dramatic backdrop, a stormy sky symbolic of the tumultuous descent from heaven. The contrast between the angel’s heavenly origins and his current state of anguish creates a powerful visual impact, evoking a sense of loss and regret.

Cabanel’s mastery is evident in the meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the painting. From the exquisite rendering of the angel’s form to the delicate play of light and shadow, the artist creates a visual composition that captivates the viewer. The symbolism embedded within the painting further enriches its meaning, inviting contemplation on themes such as pride, free will, and the consequences of rebellion.

“”Fallen Angel”” resonates with viewers on both an emotional and intellectual level, as it explores the timeless struggle between good and evil, the consequences of hubris, and the complexity of the human experience. The painting serves as a reminder of the frailty of humanity and the potential consequences of deviating from the path of righteousness.

This remarkable artwork by Alexandre Cabanel continues to be celebrated for its technical brilliance, symbolic depth, and its enduring relevance. “”Fallen Angel”” stands as a testament to the artist’s ability to convey profound narratives through his skilled brushwork and his mastery of visual storytelling.

Keywords: Alexandre Cabanel, Fallen Angel, neoclassical, fall from grace, human condition, pride and rebellion, exceptional technical execution, symbolic depth, emotional depth, visual impact, loss and regret, meticulous attention to detail, play of light and shadow, symbolism, struggle between good and evil, consequences of hubris, frailty of humanity, visual storytelling.

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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