In Defense of Angels

Art historian Elizabeth Lev continues her review of counter-reformation art. This time she look at the portrayal of angels in sacred art.

“This thread of visualizing the invisible would become a central theme of the Counter-Reformation, in the Church’s efforts to highlight the invisible, efficacious presence of grace all around us.”

Tale a look.


Pontifex University is an online university offering a Master’s Degree in Sacred Arts. For more information visit the website at

Lawrence Klimecki is a deacon for the diocese of Sacramento as well as a working artist, he writes on art and faith at 

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