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Transcript of Michelangelo
As cats from stagnant streams in Lombardy,
Or in what other land they hap to be–
Which drives the belly close beneath the chin:
My beard turns up to heaven; my nape falls in,
Fixed on my spine: my breast-bone visibly
Grows like a harp: a rich embroidery
Bedews my face from brush-drops thick and thin.
My loins into my paunch like levers grind:
My buttock like a crupper bears my weight;
My feet unguided wander to and fro;
In front my skin grows loose and long; behind,
By bending it becomes more taut and strait;
Crosswise I strain me like a Syrian bow:
Whence false and quaint, I know,
Must be the fruit of squinting brain and eye;
For ill can aim the gun that bends awry.
Come then, Giovanni, try
To succour my dead pictures and my fame;
Since foul I fare and painting is my shame. Michelangelo "The work has proved a veritable beacon to our art, of inestimable benefit to all painters, restoring light to a world that for centuries had been plunged into darkness. Indeed, painters no longer need to seek for new inventions, novel attitudes, clothed figures, fresh ways of expression, different arrangements, or sublime subjects, for this work contains every perfection possible under those headings." Giorgio Vasari "David" Artist: Michelangelo
Location: florence, Italy
Made of: Carrara Marble Michelangelo's sexuality? Tommaso dei Cavalieri SECRET LOVER "The Punishment of Tityus" Erotic drawings "Rape of Ganymede" "Phaethon" male perfection Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni Caprese, Toscana VS Rivals Statue of David Sistine Chapel Birth: 6. mars 1475
death: 18. mars 1564 Rome
field: sculpture, painting, architecture, and poetry
Training: Apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio "moses" 1513–1515 "madonna of the stairs" 1491 "Saint peter's Basilica" 1506-1626