Tuesday, 20 April 2021

'The Fall of the Rebel Angels' by Agostino Fasolato

The Fall of the Rebel Angels is an extraordinary work of art. It was carved sometime around 1750 by Agostino Fasoloto and features over 60 individual figures. 

Unbelievably, it was carved from a single block of Carrara marble.
The statue is an intricate composition of bodies that seems to recreate the shape of the infernal flames. On the top there is the Archangel Gabriel that, according to the religious tradition, was one of the advocated for the expulsion of the rebel angels from paradise and their fall down to Hell. The angels are shown in the moment of their transformation into demons. 
The statue is located in Vicenza, at the Intesa San Paolo Museum, Gallerie d’italia of the Leoni Montinari Palace.

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