Umlauf Online Exhibitions

St. Michael & Lucifer

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Title

St. Michael & Lucifer

Subject

Angels
Christianity
Demons
Fighting

Description

Cast bronze. The sculpture depicts St. Michael stabbing Lucifer with a long spear. St. Michael has smooth outspread wings, and a long flowing cape. His facial features are cherubic. Lucifer has a youthful appearance; his hair is shoulder-length, and he has a pointed beard, horns, pointed ears, and reptilian wings. Both figures are dressed in Roman battle skirts and boots. The piece refers to the Bible passage Revelation 12:7-10 that details the defeat of Lucifer by the archangel Michael. In this depiction, Umlauf intended for Lucifer's features to appear youthful. He may also have been inspired by Michelangelo's painting St. Michael Vanquishing Satan. This piece is a scale model for a work 1 1/2 times its size.

Creator

Umlauf, Charles

Publisher

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Date

1985

Rights

City of Austin
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Type

Physical object

Identifier

FIC2015.01.003

Extent

49.25" x 37" x 37"

Medium

Bronze

Collection

Citation

Umlauf, Charles, “St. Michael & Lucifer,” Umlauf Online Exhibitions, accessed December 12, 2017, http://umlaufinteractive.org/document/6.

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