Body parts: Six anatomic episodes from Michelangelo’s life
How a broken tooth opened for Michelangelo Lorenzo the Magnificent’s house; why the sculptor refused to make his David ’s nose even a millimetre smaller, and who disfigured his own profile; how a drawing of a kid’s hand nailed Michelangelo as a faker; why the master claimed to have sucked his love for stone in with breast milk; why he considered a flap of flayed skin to be his only true-to-life…
Let`s figure it out: could it be that Michelangelo did the Sistine Chapel completely on his own? Were there any helpers?
High ceiling uncomfortable to work, absence of paints, complex painting technique, 1115 square meters of space, four and a half years` period, impatient and capricious customer, and the sculptor, who had to retrain quickly as a painter... The story of Michelangelo`s painting the Sistine chapel ceiling alone, often seems to be a beautiful legend with some magic spray gun behind it, invented by…