Breaking Down Art History: Holy Hands and Feet

The Foreshortened Christ by Andrea Mantegna features exactly the title of the painting: a foreshortened Christ. Christ lays with a cloth draped over him with the holes in his hands and feet exposed as his mother and Saint John. The painting is enveloped with dread and sadness as we watch the Virgin Mary mourn theContinue reading “Breaking Down Art History: Holy Hands and Feet”

Breaking Down Art History: Michelangelo the Sculptor

Michelangelo Buonarroti is perhaps best-known for his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but Michelangelo’s true passion was sculpture. One of his most iconic sculptures is his statue of David, but his David, while being a very beautiful piece of sculpture, does not amount to the sheer power and emotion of the Pieta.Continue reading “Breaking Down Art History: Michelangelo the Sculptor”