The Wounded Angel

The Wounded Angel - Hugo Simberg

The Wounded Angel - Hugo Simberg

“It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them” — Dalai Lama

The Wounded Angel (1903) by Finnish artist Hugo Simberg.

The Wounded Angel was voted Finland’s “national painting” in a vote held by the Ateneum art museum in 2006. Like other works by Hugo Simberg, The Wounded Angel evokes an atmosphere of melancholia.

Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) is probably best known for his frescoes at Tampere Cathedral in Finland, for which the cathedral is famous. His works focus on the macabre.

Thanks to Ilva Asote for this moving painting of a wounded angel.

Also see

The Wounded Angel by Hugo Simberg
The Pilgrimage
The Valkyries

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One Response to “The Wounded Angel”

  1. Lainee Says:

    This painting brings to my mind the feeling that angels help us as much as we help them. If we ignore their promptings by not being “in the moment,” they are hurt. Since our world, for the most part, has become an “all about me” type of community, I can see how God/Goddess has pushed the envelope, so to speak, and allowed extreme natural disasters (and financial crashes) to aide us in gaining the perspective to see, feel and give our love to other beings and to our angels which is why we were placed here in the first place.

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