Viktor Vanetsov was a Russian painter who lived from 1848-1926. He was especially well known for painting historical and mythological figures. It was only towards the end of the 19th century that he added Catholic imagery to his repertoire, but his style was so at odds with existing traditions that notable critics of the day referred to them as sacrilegious. Continue reading
The Out of Work Angels collection by Hamish Blakely examines what might happen to heavenly beings as the faith that sustains them dies. From a Mercurian and Malakite snorting lines, to two Cherubim making a place for themselves with fisticuffs, these pictures capture the majesty and desperation of In Nomine‘s celestials perfectly.
I suggest you check the collection out.
The Wicked + The Divine is an ongoing comic that started in 2014. Written by Kieron Gillen and Illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, it shines a light on brilliance and mortality through the lens of pop stars and divinity.
The premise is relatively straightforward. Every ninety years twelve people will discover that they are reincarnated deities. Overnight they become famous, powerful, and robbed of many of their inhibitions. It’s not that the god’s are evil per-se, but once incarnated they have only two years to live.