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 noteworthy examples are:

* "The Ecstasy of S. Teresa di Avila" by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini [http://www.boglewood.com/cornaro/xteresa.html]

* "The Annunciation" by Leonardo da Vinci [http://www.lairweb.org.nz/leonardo/annunciation.html]

* "The Sopo Archangels"

Angels have also become an integral part of Anime culture, particularly in fan art and webcomics.

Contemporary works of art with angels:

Anime and manga

*"Angel Sanctuary"
*"Angel Wars"
*"Chrono Crusade"
*"D.N.Angel"
*"Haibane Renmei"
*"Megatokyo"
*"Neon Genesis Evangelion"
*"Oh My Goddess!"
*"On Your Mark"
*"Pitaten"
*"Tenshi ni Narumon"
*"The Vision of Escaflowne"
*"X/1999"
*"Air"

Books

*"Good Omens"
*"His Dark Materials"
*"Shadowmancer"
*"The Vintner's Luck"

Comic books

* "Angelus"
* ""
* "Fallen Angel"
* "Lucifer (DC Comics)"

Games

* Diablo 2

Collectible card games

* Aniołowie - Fantastyczna Gra Karciana
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Video and computer games

* Final Fantasy
* Kid Icarus

Movies

*"That Angel we Call Little Earl " (film coming in the Summer of 2007)
*"Almost an Angel"
*"Always" (remake of "A Guy Named Joe")
*"Angels in the Outfield" (1951 original)
*"Angels in the Outfield" (1994 remake)
*"Angels in the Endzone"
*"Angels in the Infield"
*"Angel on My Shoulder"
*"The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp"
*"Aniol w Krakowie"
*"Barbarella"
*"The Bishop's Wife"
*"City of Angels" (an American remake of "Wings of Desire")
*"Clarence"
*"Constantine"
*"Date with an Angel" (a reworking of "I Married an Angel")
*"Dogma"
*"Down to Earth" (1947 sequel to "Here Comes Mr. Jordan")
*"Down to Earth" (2001 remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"),
*"Faraway, So Close!" (a sequel to "Wings of Desire")
*"Forever, Darling"
*"Gabriel"
*"A Guy Named Joe"
*"Heaven Can Wait" (remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan")
*"Heaven's Touch" (remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan")
*"The Heavenly Kid"
*"Here Comes Mr. Jordan"
*"The Horn Blows at Midnight"
*"I Married an Angel"
*"It's a Wonderful Life"
*"Michael"
*"Mr. Destiny"
*"One Magic Christmas"
*"The Preacher's Wife" (a remake of "The Bishop's Wife")
*"The Prophecy"
*"Two of a Kind"
*"Wings of Desire"

Plays

*"Angels in America" (later remade as an HBO mini-series)

Classical music

*Jeptha
*S' Francis d' Assis
*Don Carlos
*Angles in America (opera version)

Popular music

* "Beauty School Dropout" - sung by an angel - From the soundtrack of the 1978 film "Grease", performed by Frankie Avalon
* "Number One Song In Heaven" - from the 1979 album "No. 1 In Heaven" by the American pop band Sparks

TV Series

*"Highway to Heaven"
*"Touched by an Angel"
*"Neverwhere"
*"Fallen (ABC Family Miniseries)"

Websites

* [http://www.angelfocus.com/inart.htm AngelFocus - A Study of Angels in Art by the Masters]

Gallery


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