MaEstro of Marble

 
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”
— Michelangelo

Michelangelo created some of the most iconic works of art, revered through the ages. From the Statue of David to the ceiling and altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The multifaceted genius even completed the architectural commission for St. Peter’s Basilica. His depictions are one of the cornerstones of that golden age of art.

The paintings in the Sistine Chapel are testament to what one man is capable of achieving. The personification of the divine, immortalising man’s existence. The hand of God reaching out to Adam, breathing life into humanity. The powerful rendition of the end of time and the beginning of eternity in The Last Judgement.

From the endearing Pietà to the imposing figure of David, Michelangelo breathed life into marble. He possessed a divine understanding of the human condition and the supernatural ability to capture it so purely. There is magnificence in our universe and Michelangelo felt it and harnessed it for man.