Some Museum Moments

Michelangelo's The Holy Family

Mary's arm and shoulder are bare and young.
Joseph is old and bald. Jesus is not brand new....
sporting a vigorous head of curly brown hair.
This is not an ordinary painting.
This is a real family.

Lorenzo's Coronation of the Virgin

Glorious Technicolor angels' wings
bring to mind Josephs' coat of many colors.
One joyful angel is playing an instrument
that rests upon her knees.
It has a keyboard and pipes. It's an organ!
A holy fellow on the right
dressed in red, blue and green
is casually resting his foot on a low wall
with his knee thrust up.

Michelangelo's David - Marble 1501

My second time to see the original in the Academia. I am almost speechless, so I show you a postcard and a quote from Michelangelo himself.

"With my mother's milk I sucked in the hammer and chisels I use for my statues." Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 - 1564

Michelangelo's David

This you must know... when you are standing near the sculpture you feel an energy and realize that all the reproductions and photos you've seen couldn't possibly prepare you for the power. People stand mesmerized, and find they are holding their breath. I hope you will see for yourself. If you do, let me know your response.

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