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Pieta, Michelangelo. So lovely. On May 21, 1972, a mentally disturbed man walked into the chapel and attacked the sculpture with a geologist's hammer while shouting "I am Jesus Christ." Onlookers took many of the pieces of marble that flew off. Later, some pieces were returned, but many were not, including Mary's nose, which had to be reconstructed from a block cut out of her back.
Michelangelo ~ one of the Unfinished Slaves ~ Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence ~ The slaves in the pieces are thought to have been intended for use as columns of a building, but were abandoned when Michelangelo received other commissions. They are seen as though just emerging from the rock, half within and half breaking free of the stone, with a beautiful sense of restrained movement.
Michelangelo's David | Michelangelo's early work shows the human being as the measure of all things: idealized, muscular, confident, and quasi-divine. Gradually that image becomes more expressive, more human, less perfect, fallible, and flawed. He loved turning and twisting poses full of latent energy, and faces that expressed the full range of human emotion.
Michelangelo - The Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel, Rome. Considered a precursor to Mannerism, this High Renaissance masterpiece displays the elongated forms and contours that would come to be a hallmark of Mannerist and Baroque art.