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.