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Re: Michelangelo question


From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Dec 07 2002 - 04:44:33 PST

My history has taught me that the horns on Moses were due to a
misintrepretation of a hebrew word "karnior" (sp?) which can be translated
either rays of light or horns. As the story goes when Moese came down from
Mt.Sinai his face glowed with rays of light from being in the presence of

Judie J

>From what I have learned the 'skin' is supposed to represent his
>feelings after the painting of the Chapel was completed. The Last
>Judgement was the last panel he did. Michelangelo had a ton of problems
>with this work and he felt like an empty shell when the job was
>completed, drained, I guess. Now if I am wrong somebody please set me
>> Subject: Michelangelo question
>> Here's a question for you art History buffs. What is the
>> significance of the 'Horns' in Michelangelo's sculpture of
>> Moses? How about the "skin" supposedly a self portrait in
>> The Last Judgement?Jan---