Christmas Angels by Da Vinci!

Heavenly Christmas angels will take your breath away. The National Gallery in London, UK stages major art exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan from now through February 5, 2012. It is the most complete display of da Vinci’s rare surviving paintings ever held. Bringing together a wide selection of international loans, it is truly an unprecedented exhibition.

The exhibition features several splendid artworks of angels from the 15th-century Renaissance artist. Before the Christmas rush, these masterpieces are splendid to see at this time of the year, even if just on the National Gallery (London) website. Each painting shows the elegance and graceful figures of Da Vinci’s interpretation of angels.

Study of an Angel (chalk on paper) (b/w photo) by Leonardo da Vinci

The show mainly concentrates on the work Da Vinci produced as court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the late 1480s and 1490s. Although Leonardo da Vinci (1455-1519) is recognized as the legendary painter, he was also an inventor and scientist. As a consummate draughtsman, his painting surfaces reveal the mystery and power of great art.

In addition, Da Vinci’s famous The Virgin of the Rocks, which was recently restored is part of this exhibition. Hopefully, Christmas cards will be reproduced of the newly restored and celebrated painting.

Enjoy these celestial and musical angels, a truly special exhibition.


Jennifer Roche has authored many articles for secular and Catholic publications including the National Catholic Register, Inside Catholic, Crisis Magazine, the Catholic Herald (London, UK) and written a travelogue on the Maltese Islands called Cat Tails from Malta. She has also contributed to GodSpy, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) college guide, MeloMag art magazine, Absolute Arts, and the Henry Koerner Review Catalogue. She welcomes your comments!



  • John

    Thank you Jennifer for the nice article and wonderful images. Da Vinci’s life reminds us that there does not have to be a chasm between the arts and science, particularly when one is fortunate to view life and beauty through the lens of Catholicism.

  • Roger

    They do have the cards at their on-line shop. Here is the link

  • Lea Sokolowski

    Looks like a wonderful show. I wonder if they have cards in the angels. Maybe at their on-line gift shop. thanks!



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