Monday, June 02, 2008
Saint Cecilia, by John William Waterhouse
Although this is a very beautiful picture, it is one of the more weaker angel pictures in the history of art.
It is full of sensuality and lacks any real sense of spirituality. It seems that Waterhouse was more interested in portraying the beauty of pre-adolescent girls than giving any kind of theologically meaningful image of an angel. This is particulary seen in the tiny wings that Waterhouse has given his angels.