Divine Glory #1 Poster
Artist: Marilyn Michelangelo
Poster printed on gloss, acid-free paper. The image presented above has a simulated gold effect. The actual poster was printed with metallic gold ink. The dynamic reflective quality of this color is enhanced when illuminated with a direct light source.
19 3/16" x 25 1/2"
ABOUT THE ART
The bald eagles were designed to evoke a regal quality, while also maintaining their strong protective nature. Essentially, they can be viewed as the guardians of the patriotic spirit.
The stars and stripes in the artwork represent the American flag and patriotic swags. The central shape in the image is abstract and therefore can be interpreted in many different ways. Essentially, the organic shape represents man's connection with God, nature and his country. On another level, some observers have suggested that
the stars represent airplanes flying in formation surrounded by the Liberty Bell. The multiple interpretations of this symbol allow each observer to reflect on the meaning of patriotism.
"Divine Glory #1" is an open-edition art poster and is printed on acid-free paper. It is a replica of an original acrylic and gouache painting. Specially mixed inks were used on the print to achieve true color accuracy. One of the highlights of the poster is the metallic gold ink. When positioned under direct lighting, the gold imagery glows and takes on a sculptural quality.
Marilyn Michelangelo is a professional artist who is currently residing in Montreal. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, on Vancouver Island, Marilyn was strongly influenced by the close proximity of the US. From her home she looked out onto Mt. Baker and the American San Juan Islands. She traveled frequently to Washington state and enjoyed the different cultural setting. For her, the US always projected a strong sense of national identity and
pride, which is reflected in her artwork.
Marilyn began her creative career as a jewelry artist, working in sculptural jewelry. Her previous training in this area is carried over into her paintings, merging elements of art with design. Her technique also draws on her passion for architecture, evidenced by the strong structural layout and lines that are the foundation of each art piece. Her signature style is both unique and immediately recognizable.
In 2006, Marilyn was inspired to create a collection of patriotic paintings. The series, entitled "Divine Glory" highlights the bald eagle as one of the most celebrated symbols of America's national strength.