His eyes are fixed ahead of him and speaks a thousand words without saying anything; he is angry, defiant, and wrathful, and considering the context, he appears to be smoldering about what just happened to him.
There is a juxtaposition of color in the painting, the foreground appears darker with the central figure of the Devil set against the dark browns from the rocks as well as the dark greens of the wreathing foliage around him.
There appears to be a harmonious interplay of lines and shapes too, with an emphasis on horizontal and curved lines. Curved lines are visible in the Devil’s wings, the foliage, as well as the Devil’s physique.
The Fallen Angel has been described as “Romanticist”, considering the subject matter. However, Cabanel’s classical style, including that characteristic naturalism, is still evident, coupled with his artistic prowess.