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“In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.” ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti

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michelangelo buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti…arguably one of the greatest artists of all time, he created works of sublime beauty that express the full breadth of the human condition…when I experience his art or read his words, I find his spirit to be quite alive…a timeless soul with a timeless message…

Poem by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

Ravished by all that to the eyes is fair,

Yet hungry for the joys that truly bless, 

My soul can find no stair

To mount to heaven, save the earth’s loveliness.

For from the stars above

Descends a glorious light

That lifts our longing to their highest height

And bears the name of love.

Nor is there aught can move

A gentle heart, or purge or make it wise, 

But beauty and the starlight of her eyes.

Translated into English by George Santayana (1863-1952)

from top ~ Standing Male Nude Seen From Behind 1501-04, Pieta around 1530-36, The Risen Christ 1532, Study of a Seated Young Man and Two Studies of the Right Arm 1511, Studies for the Libyan Sibyl 1511/12, Madonna and Child 1520-25

photos from Albertina, Vienna

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