If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.
The last time we had such advance warning was with the Michelangelo virus in 1992, but back then people were running around wondering what to do. This time I've been impressed by the number of our clients taking a proactive approach to the problem. It was almost a proof of concept virus, a 'Let's see what happens if you give people all the time in world to prepare' attack.
Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think of who has lived before us Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses.
I was in Rome, and located a Michelangelo expert. He took us to the church where Michelangelo's body was kept after he died until his family stole it back. It's a real insider-y way to the get the inside scoop on a city.
It heartens me to think of Verdi who composed thundering operas in his eighties Michelangelo who did fine work in his ninetieth year, and Titian, who painted better than ever in his one hundredth.
When Michelangelo finished the painting of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, he spent the rest of his life trying to remove the paint that had poured into his sleeve.
Planned Parenthood offends religious people with its key chain that shows a portion of the famous painting from the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo gave us a beautiful image of Adam stretching out his hand to God, with God's index finger about to touch Adam's index finger. In Planned Parenthood's blasphemous version, God is handing Adam a condom.
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo daVinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.
Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today.
In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble.
When the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
I quickly realized that this medium had a lot to offer someone like me. To do Disney-quality hand-drawn cartoons, you have to be a master of two art forms. Seriously, you have to be able to draw like a Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo. But also you have to know movement and timing and control that through 24 frames a second.