St. Michael the Archangel


This is one of several drawings I have made depicting Christian religious subjects in the style of traditional Japanese art. St. Michael the Archangel fights the dragon Lucifer, who falls like lightning from heaven. St. Michael brandishes a samurai sword and wears Japanese armor. Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, especially those of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, strongly influenced the style and composition of this drawing. The inscription, written in blue and red ink in classical Japanese, says Saint Michael the Archangel.

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2 comments for “St. Michael the Archangel

  1. April 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Really fantastic use of color and pattern on the clothes!


  2. April 18, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Just wonderful as always!


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