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Re: Michelangelo Question


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 08 2002 - 13:12:29 PST

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.

I've been trying all weekend to find the resource that explained both
questions, but for the life of me I can't. That source stated that the
skin represents a martyred saint who was flayed alive

> Regrarding the horns on Moses, they do symbolize beams of light
> misread as horns.

I think the source said much the same thing about Moses' horns.