Monday, December 10, 2007

Michelangelo's Last Master Piece

The Vatican announced last Friday it has discovered a previously unknown drawing by Renaissance artist Michelangelo, believed to be his last work. The work is a sketch of part of the new St Peter's. The partial design of one of the columns in St Peter's dome is believed to have been the artist's last drawing. A probable instruction to stone quarriers, it was sketched in 1563, a year before Michelangelo died at the age of 89.

The new discovery was stated to be unveiled today, Monday 10th December. Until this moment no news is forthcoming.

Until the master piece is reveiled, enjoy "The Agony And The Ecstasy, Part I". Here's the link to Part II. It's not the latest material available, but it's pre-Postmodern (this is, without undue emphasis on body parts). I'll update present post as news becomes available.

Update:

Catholic News: "Vatican discovers rare Michelangelo sketch"

(...) The sketch will be presented today (10 December) to the Fabbrica's president, Cardinal Angelo Comastri, and other Vatican officials in a private ceremony Dec. It will be unveiled to the public at an unspecified future date. >>>

... reverting ...

2 comments:

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

Is it for real, do you think, Cassandra?

Cassandra said...

Wellll, Bretwalda my dear ... I have no reason to doubt it. But I understand the Vatican keeps Celestial Time, the result of looking back on two millennia of history: they cannot be hurried (an invention of the Fallen One) or be bothered by a day more or less ...
Pleased to hear from you! The penny has dropped on the articles question. Yes please. It is supposed to be a blog for guest authors anyway.