My husband and I just returned from a short trip over the Sierra Nevada's to California and back so I have not had much time at the easel - just enough to dash off this lively bunny.
|A Lively Sense of Haste / oil on linen panel / 11 x 14|
And his beginning oil sketch:
|A Lively Sense of Haste|
And Michelangelo has now completed his 6th masterpiece - the design and completion of the New Sacristy of the Medici Chapel in Florence. Here Michelangelo integrated architecture and sculpture with stunning originality. The chapel houses the remains of two Medici Dukes, Lorenzo and Guiliano - seated opposite each other ans sitting stiffly erect, gazing toward an unfinished Virgin Mary. Each Duke is underscored by writhing twisting figures arranged sprawled across their sarcophagi - Lorenzo by Dusk and Dawn and Guiliano by Day and Night. The result is "an essay in dynamic contrasts, of commensurate forms and unresolved tensions".
|Duke Lorenzo de Medici with Dawn and Dusk|
|Duke Guiliano de Medici with Day and Night|