Oct 112007
 
Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Delphic Sibyl

Michelangelo’s foreshortening of the arms is uncompromising, and consequently the illusion of space is overwhelming in its realism. He uses both architecture and human form to forge a three dimensional presence: the stony perspectives provide the rigor, while the soft, fluent motions fill up, and enliven the angular contours. The artist creates a complex interplay […]