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?
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?