Famous Paintings

The Fallen Angel by Alexandre Cabanel


The Fallen Angel is part of the Musée Fabre collection. It is a classic portrayal of a man by an academic artist Alexandre Cabanel. With the crafted way he depicts the musculature of the figure.  The angel has both arms raised and his fingers of his two hands interlocked hiding most of his face.  Cabanel’s inspiration for this work was John Milton’s 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost and the fallen angels, Moloch, Belial, Mulciber, Mammon and Beelzebub.  In the work we see the “fallen” angel – fallen from grace and banished by God. 

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The Art of A Kiss

p038hp6gAuguste Rodin’s sculpture of two lover

Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages, and a genital fire, transformed by delight, slips through the narrow channels of blood to precipitate a nocturnal carnation, to be, and be nothing but light in the dark - Pablo Neruda

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