2010-05-09

Erithraea

Sibyl is being inspired by her two genii (above her head).  One hidden - one blowing the fire of inspiration into her

The sibyl's form seems off - another example of Michelangelo's lack of insight to the female form(see "Night" sculpture). 

I am curious about Michelangelo's need to include the sibyls alongside the prophets. Why?




Image from wikipedia commons

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