Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Amorous Angel

This illustration is by Mihaly Zichy, a Hungarian artist.  It definitely fits into the academic art type of tradtion.  I find it charming.

The possibility of an amorous relationship between a mortal and a numinous being has been an occasional theme in both classical and vernacular media; the fact of its forbidden nature may well serve to piquant it further.  As long as the relationship the two have is Platonic, there is no problem; but when it lapses into the erotic, then that hidden boundary of decorum is breached.  And, what forces would be unleashed?  Are they akin to the eating of the Edenic apple?  Or is this another way of obtaining the Promethean fire?

Surely their having a prolonged deep kiss would result in no harm . . . .

I found a certain poetry and romanticism in this work.  I hope you enjoy it.




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Romantic to the extreme

Deena said...

He will spoil the mood by dry-humping her.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Very nice.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Deena, that will simply make it more delicious!

Grenouille Fille said...

Some of you are in need of the sex.

Hell Hound said...

Zichy did some explicit drawings too.

Anonymous said...

The thought of getting dry-humped by an angel is a good fantasy for tonight.

Full Cup Balcony said...

I like the thought, myself. I need to get laid.