Julius Returns (2)

Two guards woke Michelangelo in his workshop at first light, demanding he come with them immediately. They took him by way of the corridor first to the papal apartments and then to the stairway leading up to the scaffold in the chapel. Michelangelo found Pope Julius at the rear, gazing at the prophet Zechariah, who [...]

Continue Reading →

2 Comments

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (3)

Michelangelo finished the first half of the ceiling by painting the lunette just under the corner scene that showed David slicing off Goliath’s head. The ancestors in this lunette were to be the last ones before Jesus. Michelangelo painted Jacob, the father of Joseph, on the left side. On the right he painted Mary and [...]

Continue Reading →

0 Comments

David and Judith (3)

As Michelangelo laid the intonaco to begin painting the figure of Judith, he smiled as he thought about what a woman she must have been. Like David against Goliath, Judith had taken up a fight no one else was willing to, and saved the Israelites from annihilation. The Assyrian army had swept across the Samarian [...]

Continue Reading →

0 Comments


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

WP Like Button Plugin by Free WordPress Templates