08 Works, July 10th. is Bartolomeo Gennari’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #187

Bartolomeo Gennari
L’Ange Gardien protégeant un enfant du démon/ The Guardian Angel protecting a child from the demon

Oil on canvas
Musée Magnin

A guardian angel is a type of angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group or nation. Belief in tutelary beings can be traced throughout all antiquity. The idea of angels that guard over people played a major role in Ancient Judaism. In Christianity, the hierarchy of angels was extensively developed in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. The theology of angels and tutelary spirits has undergone many changes since the 5th century. Belief in both the East and the West[clarification needed] is that guardian angels serve to protect whichever person God assigns them to, and present prayer to God on that person’s behalf. More on guardian angel

Bartolomeo Gennari (10 July 1594–29 January 1661) was an Italian Renaissance painter…

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