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04-MAY-2006 Andrys

Figures breaking the boundaries - my favorite

Rome, Italy

The architectural elements across the top, except for the triangular spandrels, dividing the main
themes, are painted and not real. This is seen from the pew against the back wall.

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Andrys Basten08-Aug-2006 10:17
Be sure to also get the Ross King book I mention below. It's all about the times and the interaction between all those greats while focusing on his travails during the painting of the ceiling. And it sets the record straight (through Michelangelo's own letters and his friends') on some of the misinterpretations by Irving Stone. Fascinating book. Thanks for your note!
Guest 08-Aug-2006 02:58
WOW, Thank you for sharing the pictures!
I just finished "The Agony and The Ecstacy" by Irving Stone... my search for pictures of Michelangelos work led me here.
Andrys Basten04-Jul-2006 12:17
Thanks, BGE!
For anyone going to see these, I recommend picking up, before, the book by
Ross King - 'Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling' ... I wish I had.
Fantastic backgrounder and a fun read.
BGE 04-Jul-2006 02:59
This is truly amazing!
I'm going in September, so this is a preview for me.
I love these photos! You have taken som stunning pictures...complimenti!
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