Saints and seraphs have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history.
In times of uncertainty and death such as the plague, angels and saints provided hope, both with their stories of survival against the odds and as figures to pray to in the hope that they might intercede on behalf of the faithful.
Saints and Seraphs examines the depiction of the lives of saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day.
Curated by Jane Davidson-Ladd.
Text extracted from the Auckland Art Gallery website.