The Departing Angel, 1961
Carel Weight RA (1908 - 1997)
RA Collection: Art
Like many of Carel Weight's paintings 'The Departing Angel' is set in his Battersea garden. It presents the religious story of the Annunciation in a contemporary context. The angel Gabriel [depicted as a female figure] takes leave after addressing the Virgin, who is petrified by the apparition. Weight often juxtaposed celestial beings with human beings incongruous suburban settings. In this instance the Angel wears house slippers and the Virgin sits on a patio chair.
915 mm x 915 mm
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