Sunday, October 25, 2009

Michelangelo (1475 - 1564)

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo [wiki] Shame on you if I have to tell you about this guy. Watch the pictures (click to enlarge) and repeat after me: "O.M.G.!" If you're not a christian you might prefer f*cking h*ll and when you're really impressed by the fact that this is 500 years old, just drop your jaw.

Sistine Chapel:

And then you start wondering. This has been the pinnacle of Catholic-Christian art (and believe) for over five-hundred years: "Man in God's likeness." What made them change their minds on this? Why did they decide to paint these drapings over many original nudes during the recent 'restorations' of the Sistine Chapel? (Don't try to answer this, it's about religion and religion has no need for justification, so probably they don't even know themselves). My guess is they only recently realized that all art is about sex and most 'religious' tourists are wankers.

Sistine Chapel before restoration:


Follow your passion,

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Actually, the draperies over some of the Sistine cealings figures happened within Michelangelo's lifetime. The recent restoration and cleaning removed many of them but not all. They tried to fix as much as they could without destroying anything Michelangelo actually painted.