Friday, 2 December 2005

Michelangelo's 'God'

Michelangelo's godlike God, from the restored ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, creating the Sun and the Moon. Half the figure is in the light from the sune; half in darkness, where sits the moon. The angels themselves appear stunned by his unexpected command.

Louis Sullivan -- Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor, and Rand's Henry Cameron -- saw Michelangelo's stunning figures as a young student. "He remained always in awe of what he called ‘man’s powers’ – a passion first given life for him when as an impressionable youngster he stared open-mouthed at the awe-inspiring figures created by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. ‘Here is Man’s Power evident in these figures!’ he wrote joyfully in his student’s journal."


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