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Re: Michelangelo Question


From: Michele Berlin (stardust606_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Dec 07 2002 - 09:20:39 PST

Thank you Jennie! That is what I was trying to remember earlier. What
you have stated here is what I originally learned in art history. Thanks
for the refresher!

jennie schaeffer wrote:

> Interesting thoughts everyone. According to Paoletti and Radki's
> interpretation in Art in Renaissance Italy, St. Bartholomew is holding
> skin, in which Michelangelo depicted his own face, suggesting because
> he is the only figure depicted without a soul, that he questioned his
> own salvation. Jonathon Nelson, the professor who taught the course
> using this book felt it was Michelangelo's self-criticism, probably
> similar to the suggestion earlier on the posts that he was physically
> and emotionally spent after the work.