Feature “the Creator of the Vatican” was that he participated in the creation of his sculptural masterpieces at all stages, from the selection of blocks of marble and transport it to the workshop. Master didn’t trust anyone of even the simplest transport and loading operations. He seemed to be already in a huge rock had seen his work and already treated her as to the store of the future masterpiece.
Among the early works of the sculptor reliably its authorship is established only at a few. Among them the figure of “Bacchus”. The God of wine and merrymaking depicts a peaceful drunk. Accompanies the hero of the Satyr giggles softly behind a wild deity. The work feels some diffidence of the author, not too good knowledge of anatomy, the relativity of proportions. Despite the obvious formal errors, the young Michelangelo was able to create a harmonious image, very graceful and impressive.
Following the work of the great masters also refers to his early masterpieces, however, it is considered a work of art, graduating during the Early Renaissance and the opening of the magnificent era of the High Renaissance. We are talking about the song “Pieta,” located in St. Peter’s Basilica. The dead body of the son, Jesus, is holding the virgin Mary. A young, frail woman bitterly lamenting. Her face exudes endless sorrow and grief. The sculpture is striking accuracy of detail. The folds of Mary cannot fail to arouse admiration delicate and meticulous work of the author. It is known that the impression produced by the composition is so strong that several times it attempted people with unstable mentality. The latest incident occurred in the early 70-ies, when the crazy Laszlo He rushed to the statue with a hammer, imagining himself by Christ, risen from the dead. Since the sculpture is protecting a special transparent dome.
A symbol of the Renaissance was the statue of David in Florence. In this work, the master praised the beauty of the human spirit and body. Striking the harmony inherent in this sculpture. The author was barely 26 years old when he received an order for “David”. The result at that time made a vivid impression not only of the Florentines, but also to the colleagues of the master.
The statue of the prophet Moses, destined for one of the papal tombs Vatican Council, one of the most beloved works of the sculptor. It is known that the author kept coming back to her and finish for 30 years. The figure of the prophet has the secret to fully understand the author’s idea, you need to see a figure from all sides. In this case, the viewer feels a certain tension and energy emanating from inside the sculpture.
The great Buonarroti created some works, which bears clear signs of incompleteness. Moreover, the author left this work unfinished deliberately, to reinforce the impression. This is the sculpture “Madonna of the Medici”, which is considered the most beautiful image of the Mother of God. Failure to complete the work creates the feeling that you are present during the miraculous appearance of the sculpture from the marble blocks.
Michelangelo did not like to create a sculpture with portrait likeness with someone else. Even ordered him to the gravestone he created in inspiration. The most famous of all his sculptural tombstone – monument of Lorenzo de ‘ Medici. Idealizing the image of the deceased Duke, the wizard creates a contemplative way of experienced man, aesthete and philanthropist.
Michelangelo adorn the best cathedrals in Italy, the most famous museums and galleries in the world. Critics constantly “find” all the new works of the sculptor, who never thought it necessary to sign his work (signed only one). To date, there are 57 sculptures of Michelangelo, of which about 10 have been permanently lost.
Kotya (3 Feb 2016 17:49)
Th for vulgar sculpture
Dimitri (12 June, 2016 19:34)
Nothing vulgar, just authentic
Alexander Marble (25 Jul 2016 17:15)
The Sculpture “Pieta” Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Anna (25 Oct 2016 05:37)
Kota.. and var..
Vulgarity is that you ubojstva and I would even say – bad people exist..
You’re just a freak of Nature, just allow about the greatest creation of mankind – the sculptural group “Pieta”.. So otzyvaetsya elikoi creation Michelagelo, only the morons.
Nina (February 7, 2017 13:52)
Anna,you’re so vain about them…they just don’t understand how deprived . Unhappy people.A month ago I saw a genuine Shedevry the Great Masters in the Vatican and Florence.. More than an hour had melted the statue of David.It’s all indescribable, this is a must see and feel.Glad you understand it…
Julia (July 12, 2017 08:50)
Nina,You lucky girl.I still only dream of.Michelangelo-it was fantastic!
Tatiana (7 September 2017 13:57)
Anyone interested in the work of Michelangelo read the book stone’s “the agony and the ecstasy”
Olga (13 Oct 2017 07:37)
Join Tatiana. Book by Irving stone “the agony and the ecstasy” is a great book about a Great Man.And Michelangelo, the greatest GENIUS.
Irina Zonova (28 October 2017 12:56)
Read Irving stone’s the agony and the ecstasy Book not let know how wonderful to see these statues Is the pinnacle! God forbid that such devotees were still born on Earth
Sergey (3 February 2018 19:11)
Michelangelo -the greatest , the consummate sculptor of all times and peoples. His work is not just a delight, they are fascinating in its realism. The Michelangelo exudes the breath of life and spiritual light .
Ignatius (November 3, 2018 17:00)
It’s all Bifff….
and you just his victims.