9-21-07 - Sistine Chapel Originally paints detailed and...

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Sistine Chapel: Originally paints detailed and intricate in earlier ones, then realizes he needs simpler bold strong statements As he progresses he uses less and less preparatory things. Know he does drawings though. Towards the end just drew right on the plaster. Other artists admired the ignuti Model for hypermuscular body is snakey statue Vasari assumes there is one standard of realism: Italian painting o Assumes that all those who came before Michelangelo were simply stepping stones o What happens after the moment of perfection? Mannerism Composition jam-packed with figures in an illogical way Ground plane dramatically tipped up Jumble of hands and heads is a defiance of previous Italian artists Really weird secondary and tertiary colors Deliberate misrepresentation of anatomy Artists abandoned the study of nature Studying other painting instead of nature, work has a distorted quality to it Already know anatomy, can not only imitate reality, but can distort it
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