Spiritual awakening in Michelangelo’s ‘The Dream’
Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Michelangelo's ‘Il Sogno’ (The Dream) is the perfect example of this symbiosis; a perfect combination of painting and poetry.
What made The Pietà by Michelangelo one of the finest sculptural masterpieces in the world? (Video)
Laying in a solemn corner of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, is Michelangelo’s sculptural masterpiece, Pietà. It is a piece that displays both his extraordinary talent as well as his extreme level of empathy with the belief in God.
What sparked the greatest cultural revolution in history?
When considering Europe, the great cultural capitals of Italy, Spain, and France have an almost mystical allure. The majesty of the architecture, the awe-inspiring sculptures, and the paintings of almost superhuman composition, feed the soul and captivate us with a fierce ferocity. No period in history contributed more to this ...
The Sistine Chapel ceiling: Renaissance “high art” at its very finest
Ancient European citizens believed that cultural heritage was a precious treasure, bestowed upon us from the heavens. Western art reached its apex during the Renaissance, when Rome – city of churches, palaces, the pope, and high culture – became the unequivocal heart of fine art. Rome houses numerous Renaissance masterpieces depicting ...
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