The Four Angels: Michael, Gavriel, Uriel, Raphael


THE ANGEL MICHAEL

Angel Michael

In the painting the circle symbolizes the element of water and the "sfira"
or spiritual quality of Chesed - Kindness. The right hand signifies the right side
configuration of the Lion Angel in the Divine Chariot. This is Michael who is
in charge of the hours from dawn until mid-day, being signified in the painting
by a ray of light piercing through the center. Half of the dominant spiral
form can be viewed as a menora or Jewish candelabra.
 
oil & tempera / airbrush on canvass
mounted on revolving circular base
39 1/2" x 39 1/2"  (100 cm in diameter)
  THE ANGEL GAVRIEL

Angel Gavriel

The triangular form of the painting represents the Element of Fire.
Amongst the Four Angels of the Divine Chariot, the Bull on the left side is
associated with Gavriel and the quality of Gevura or Severity, which is also
connected with the dominant red color of the painting. At each apex of the triangle
is a shofar or ram's horn, which was used in biblical times as a call to battle
and symbolizes the idea of the zimzum or contraction.

 





  THE ANGEL URIEL


Uriel


The ellipsoid shape of the painting represents the Element of Air.
Its central image is the visage of the Eagle in the Divine Chariot from which bursts
a luminous ball of light. Hovering above the wings is a mysterious visage suggesting
the Shechina or Divine Presence.
The canvas is divided into a dark and light section
symbolizing the harmony and balance between darkness and light.
The high flying Eagle is associated with the Angel Uriel
and is in charge of the hours from midnight to dawn.

  THE ANGEL RAPHAEL

Angel Raphael


The square shape of the painting and the dominant green color
of its central image
represents its essential form - the Element of Earth.
The image is the visage of the Man in the Divine Chariot, which is associated
with Raphael, the Angel of Healing. Hence from the "eyes" of the visage
project beams of light to heal the world. Raphael is in charge of the hours
from evening to midnight, suggested by the black background.

 
oil / airbrush on canvass
mounted on revolving square base
37" x 37" (93 x 93 cm)

All of the above works were originally designed to be viewed as anaglyphic art
which is the unique method of Yael Avi-Yonah. For more information

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