why do these angels have twisted wings?
April 8, 2012 5:47 PM Subscribe
Why do some of the stained glass angels in my church have one wing pointed up and one wing pointed down?
posted by Biblio to media & arts (4 answers total)
These windows date from the 30s. The main one I am thinking of is St Michael, but there are a few more depicted this way in other scenes. There are also angels whose wings just lie behind them, pointed down, as you would typically see them.
Is this strictly a stylistic choice or is there some greater significance to this?