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

Quotes: UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

Signora, between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew some day, the train would come.

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