What did Giorgio Vasari say about Michelangelo?
Michelangelo made the world’s best snowman. He carved his David out of a block of marble so damaged it was thought worthless. Vasari’s greatest compliment to his artists was that by brush or chisel their work came to life. Our greatest compliment to him is that he sends us back to art with a new wonder.
Did Michelangelo ever have a wife?
In 1536, Michelangelo found another lifelong object of affection, the widow, Vittoria Colonna, the Marquise of Pescara, who was also a poet. The majority of his prolific poetry is devoted to her, and his adoration continued until her death in 1547.
Do you think painting has actually died as an art form in contemporary art?
Painting has not died. Instead, it has been set free. No longer responsible to any preconceived notion of art or reality, it has claimed absolute experimental freedom. That freedom abounds here in paintings made with bubblegum and mirrors and words and shadows.
Did Michelangelo and Leonardo get along?
Michelangelo and Leonardo felt “an intense dislike for each other,” says their biographer Vasari.
What was Julius attitude towards Michelangelo?
Pope Julius was very anxious to see his plans, and the fact of their being hidden greatly excited his desire. But when he went one day he was not admitted. This led to the disturbance already referred to, when Michelangelo had to leave Rome.
Who said painting dead?
painter Paul Delaroche
On first seeing a photograph around 1840, the influential French painter Paul Delaroche proclaimed, “From today, painting is dead!” The story sounds far-fetched, but it captures the anxieties that surrounded the technology when it first emerged in the mid-19th century.
What is performance art in contemporary art?
Artworks that are created through actions performed by the artist or other participants, which may be live or recorded, spontaneous or scripted.