TEENY ANGELS IN VISUAL ARTS
Since the dawn of humanity, angels have been among the world's most popular themes in literature, music and visual arts. Angels appear over and over in films, paintings, advertisements, tattoos and even business logos.
Angels are most often thought of as messengers and spirit guides. Angels in modern art are typically depicted as tiny, pretty female beings, usually with wings.
Nonetheless, the world's most well known individual angels are not the teeny angels of today's tattoos. The famous angels, both good and bad, are male presences such as Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Samael, Sandalphon, Camael, Metraton and Satan.
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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ANGELS:
The earliest known visual depiction of an angel did not have a set of wings.
Props frequently appearing in angel-themed art include harps and other musical instruments, as well as wings, swords, books and flowing robes.
According to a recent survey, more than half of all adult Americans believe they have been protected or contacted by one or more angels at some point in their lives.
A 1978 study found that sixty-four percent (64%) of American teens believed in angels. By 1984, the number had increased to 69 percent, and a 1994 study found that 76 percent of teenagers believe in the presence of angels.
The word "angel" is used in numerous contexts, across many cultures and throughout human history. Sometimes the word refers to a beautiful woman. Other times it indicates someone who brings great comfort. In some cases, the word angel refers to some inexorable force, as in "Angel of Death."
Angel is a popular girl's name in some Chinese communities.
Angel is a popular male name in Latino culture.
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