January 10, 2011

life's torments

Tucson, loss and pain ... when I stumbled upon this picture after reading the news I said to myself ... of course!

Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony

A work believed to be Michelangelo's first painting has been bought for an undisclosed sum by the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas. The Torment of Saint Anthony, an oil and tempera depiction of the white-faced saint being teased and pulled by demons, could provide insights into Michelangelo's early artistic development. Layers of dirt and grime were removed to expose the original oils and colours, while infrared scans and x-rays revealed the changes he made to the work as it progressed. The painting will go on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on 15 June 2009

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