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Unformatted text preview: For Ficino love was a means of attaining beauty and thus becoming close to the divine. Michelangelo on the other hand also believes that god is the creator of beauty and that connecting oneself with beauty connects oneself with god. Michelangelo chooses to connect with beauty through art. He states that an artist is imitating god by trying to recreate the beauty that god implanted in the world. Michelangelo believed that through art a person achieved closeness to god....
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- Spring '07