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This fantastic painting measures 286.0 cm × 224.0 cm. Its monumental size shows the moment where the angel Lucifer rebelled against his father, God, and fell from heaven, taking alongside with him a group of angels that backed his rebellion. The vertical painting shows a crowd of bodies coming down from heaven and falling into hell.
Unlike the medieval portrayal of evil, where Satan would be represented in monstrous forms, wings, tails, and deformed bodies, the Renaissance representation of the Devil himself is a shape of Satyr with horns and hoofs - a reference to paganism. Rubens searches for this reference to represent Satan. Yet, he resorts to the bat-like monstrous creatures to represent the other devils and evil itself.
This painting is as big as it is impressive. The vertical layout is tinted with a warm earthy palette. The dark surroundings are brightened by a hole in the clouds, from where beams of light shine towards hell. Rubens usually portrays biblical passages in colorful palettes, but this painting not only has a limited brown palette but also has a much more intense and disturbing atmosphere. It the space between the clouds, it’s possible to see a little bit of a blue sky, that is engulfed by the dark shapes of the clouds and the falling bodies.
On top of the clouds, banishing the evil crowd is Archangel Michael. He wears red and blue robes that are represented with a more saturated tone of red, and he holds a shiny shield that reflects the light that is coming from above. From where Archangel Michael stands, there is a strong source of yellow light. The painting gets darker and darker towards the bottom, an area paved by confusing forms of suffering and damnation. It’s possible to see snakes, lions, deformed animals, some monstrous shapes and parts of human bodies. At points, it’s difficult to say if the figures are being attacked by these monstrous creatures or if they are blending with them and becoming atrocious chimeras.
The mass of bodies that fall from heaven shows a mix between humanized bodies, with pale skin, monsters and animals. The human figures show expressions of suffering and anguish. There are also demon creatures with bat wings, grey bodies, and animal faces, which pull people down, bite and attack them.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Fall Of The Rebel Angels, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Fall Of The Rebel Angels that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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