Favourites: Sebastiano Ricci’s ‘The Fall of the Rebel Angels’

The Fall of the Rebel Angels painting

David Tsang picks his favourite painting at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

It’s angelic and barbaric in one. It’s quite shocking, quite harsh really. If you look at the top half it’s almost a ballet with a sword, then underneath it’s quite violent, the angels turning into ugly beasts with claws, being driven away.

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  1. This is a great painting – look at the hand outlined against the angel’s shield. Good choice, David!


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