In keeping with our angelic theme, this week's Art and Beauty Tuesday is a beautiful black and white oil painting by Ryan Brown called Praying Angel.
This amazing painting is a study in contrasts. Done with oils, it is nevertheless black and white. It is an angel, yet has no wings. At first glance, it seems to be a painting of a statue, but it is eerily life like.
I think the juxtaposition of opposites in this piece is a way of illustrating the paradox of spirituality. Happiness is found in letting go, plenty is found in giving away and life is found in death to self.