Uriel, Fuego de Dios (Anonymous 17th-century painting. Chapel of Parroquia de Sopó, Bogota, Colombia) The Archangel Uriel has never been a popular subject of artistic representation. A few images once graced churches in Rome, but Uriel fell out of favor with church officials in the early Renaissance period. The reason seems to have been a mistaken notion that Uriel was somehow connected with the Johannine heresy. There is no evidence of such a connection.