I am searching for a painting of the Archangel Michael, but with the old portrayal.
In every painting I have found he is depicted with a sword, literally fighting the bad and everything dark.
As far as I know there is at least one painting where he doesn't have a sword to fight the other side, but he reaches literally into the dark. In this portrait he does this to give everything dark a chance, he isn't denying the path to the light for everything bad.

I already found the below painting, but it doesn't exactly depict what I am thinking about.


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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a request for art.
    – curiousdannii
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 21:16
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    Are you looking for a particular style of art? Renaissance, I'm guessing? @curious is right that this is off-topic if you're just looking for people to help you find a picture, but I think it's highly topical if you're looking for a particular piece that was painted that way for a particular reason.
    – Peter Turner
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 21:33
  • While I like the question, I also am voting to close because it is not about "Christianity", but about art.
    – warren
    Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 17:06
  • @PeterTurner I am not looking for a particular piece, but any picture that expressed St. Michael that way. I am happy i find only one.
    – Florian W.
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 21:20
  • @florian OK, then I have to agree with curiousdannii I would change the question to "Is St. Michael ever portrayed...." that would be more topical and might actually garner answers.
    – Peter Turner
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 21:42


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