3 pairs of wings

翼が6枚

21 February 1974, Vatican City
Angel (porch of St. Mark’s, Venice)
design and engrave: A. Quieti

I thought about the difficulty of painting wings which are sticking out from a dressed angel on the previous image by Fra Angelico. Were there holes on the back of her dress..? And this image is beyond those details – the whole body of the angel is covered by 3 pair of wings.

I visited Venice many times, but I haven’t been inside St Mark’s Basilica. Another place is added to my list, where I wish to visit when we can travel again.

一つ前の切手のオリジナル画を見て、このルネッサンス画家は服を着た天使の翼のディテールをどう考えて描いたのかしら、、?などと不謹慎なことを考えたのですが、この天使はもっと突き抜けています。翼6枚が体全体を覆って、足がちょっとのぞいているだけ。

ヴェニスには何度か行ったことがありますが、この天使が描かれているサン・マルコ寺院の中には入ったことがないのです。ウィキペディアの画像を見て、これは行かねば!と思ったのでした。パンデミックが収束して、旅行が再開されたら、、。

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