The Image of the Guardian Angel in Viduklė Church Cover Image

Viduklės bažnyčios Angelo Sargo paveikslas
The Image of the Guardian Angel in Viduklė Church

Author(s): Raimonda Norkutė
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of Church(es), Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Local History / Microhistory, 18th Century, Biblical studies, History of Art
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: The Guardian Angel; Baroque; church art; iconography; Viduklė;

Summary/Abstract: In this article the picture of the Guardian Angel in Viduklė Church is analysed from different aspects. Using archival and historical documents, the history of the picture and its origin are reconstructed. Analysed material shows that the picture was painted in the third quarter of the 18th century, most likely in the seventh or eight decades of that century. In this article, seeking to educe the intricate ideological-iconographical programe of the picture, and also to define the artistic features and using various methods, the teological basis of the Guardian Angel was defined, and the development of the iconographical type and the image of the Guardian Angel in Baroque art were analysed. The picture of the Guardian Angel is valuable for its versatile, distinctive iconographical programe, which is harmoniously combined with the artistic expression and the text. In this picture we can see an artistic and ideological expression of Baroque art that allows the picture to join the ranks of the Baroque cultural heritage.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 177-186
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Lithuanian