Saints and seraphs (one of the nine different types of angels) have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history.
In times of uncertainty and death such as the plague, angels and saints provided hope, both with their stories of survival against the odds and as figures to pray to in the hope that they might intercede on behalf of the faithful.
Saints and Seraphs examines the depiction of the lives of saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day.
- Curated by
- Kendrah Morgan, assisted by Jane Davidson
- Main Gallery, Ground Level
- Free entry
black and white photograph
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
etching with engraving
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki