Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Every Easter I post a work of religious art for the occasion.  Usually it's a painting, but this year it's a sculpture.  I give you one of my favorite underappreciated works of the great Michelangelo: his beautiful, triumphant Risen Christ (1519-21) in marble, now in the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome.  By the way, Michelangelo's work is a heroic nude; the bit of drapery was added later in the Baroque period.

Oh, it's Easter.  Here's something fun from a previous celebration.


Rajesh Dhawan said...

Happy Easter to you MM. Check the work of the guy who a modern day Michelangelo.

Mad Minerva said...

Splendid art! Thank you for the link!