‘Splendour from Above’: Icons of Angels by Michael Galovic

I first met Michael Galovic through an icon painting workshop in the mid-1990s. His religious art not only covers a vast range of icons that draw upon his deep understanding and respect for the form from its earliest origins through to the present day but also covers contemporary work. Michael’s most recent project has been … Continue reading ‘Splendour from Above’: Icons of Angels by Michael Galovic

Jesus Dreaming: A Theological Reaction to Michael Galovic’s Creation of Lights in the Heavens

The religious historian Mircea Eliade wrote of the ‘eternal return’; the religious belief that liturgy and prayer can put the believer in touch with the ‘mythical age’, the time when the foundational events of their faith occurred. In the words of institution in the eucharist, we do not merely remember what Jesus said and did, we … Continue reading Jesus Dreaming: A Theological Reaction to Michael Galovic’s Creation of Lights in the Heavens

Ukraine, Guernica, and Angels

Michael Galovic has created a rich and complex work in response to the bleak situation in Ukraine. The work incorporates three juxtaposed images whose origins reach back to the tenth century, which are backgrounded by Pablo Picasso’s profound depiction of the destruction of Guernica, bombed by Nazi planes in 1937. Guernica was a symbolic target, … Continue reading Ukraine, Guernica, and Angels