http://michelangelo.syr.edu. Marcello Venusti, Portrait of Michelangelo , after 1535. Leone Leoni, Portrait Medal of Michelangelo , 1561. Psalms 51:13: “Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”. MYTHS ABOUT MICHELANGELO.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Psalms 51:13: “Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.”
(largely invented by the artist himself)
1. Michelangelo was largely self-taught and owed very little to the artistic example of others.
Domenico Ghirlandaio, Tornabuoni Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Bernardo della Volpaia, Studies of Ancient Monuments, Codex Coner, c. 1510-15
Michelangelo, Studies after the Codex Coner, c. 1515
Michelangelo, Sacrifice of Isaac, c. 1535
“Not even the best of artists has any conception that a single marble block does not contain within its excess,
and that is only attained by the hand that obeys the intellect.”
Michelangelo, Sonnet 151, c. 1538-41
Michelangelo, Sacrifice of Isaac, c.1535
Michelangelo, Studies for a cornice and for nudes for the Sistine Ceiling, 1508-9
“You have a face sweeter than boiled grape juice, and a snail seems to have passed across it, it shines so much, and it is more beautiful than a turnip.”
Michelangelo, Sonnet 20, c. 1523
“If by a happy heart the face is made beautiful and by a sad one ugly…”
“…it would be good for both to paint her with a happy heart and a dry face: it would make her beautiful and me not ugly.”
“Of divine things one speaks on a blue field”
Michelangelo, Se dal cor lieto divien bello il volto, c.1544
‘Master Andrea, those men whom I have not called to work and whom you have not called either, will not be paid for the day’s work.’
Notice to Master Andrea, 1524