Tag: Michelangelo

Crouching Boy Close Up

Barely more than an arm’s length away, Michelangelo’s Crouching Boy rests behind ropes in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Appreciating Michelangelo’s Work at the Hermitage Of the many things to appreciate about St. Petersburg’s Hermitage—in addition to the vastness and quality of its art collection—is the opportunity to experience so much of it up close and in a luxurious…

Stasis in Sculpture

Umberto Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

David Stands, but Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Rocks As much as I love Michelangelo’s David (that stone! that body!), it’s a work of art that’s made to be adored. And indeed it is. David just stands there, commanding…

Beyond Saint Peter’s Chains

A slightly different view of everlasting life at the Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains in Rome. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Visit to San Pietro in Vincoli Tourists tend to be drawn to the Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains in Rome to see the chains that held Peter the apostle when he was imprisoned. Peter was freed by an…

Fabergé at the Bellagio

Fabergé revealed

A Vegas Visit to the Jeweled Russian Eggs   Standing in line at the Kremlin waiting to buy tickets to see the Fabergé eggs a few years ago, I am surprised that more isn’t made of these. I chalk it…

The Takeaway from Firenze

I could barely recall my trip to Florence 20 years earlier. I knew I’d seen the statue of David, and the Duomo, and loved its doors, and been surprised by how spare its interior was compared to its façade. I…