Apparently Michelangelo would illustrate his grocery lists so his illiterate servants would know what to buy at the market. It’s not that surprising once you think about it, yet it is still intriguing to see that one of the greatest artists ever plied his craft for even the most mundane tasks.
The Telegraph has posted an interesting piece about the insights into Michelangelo that can be gleaned from his sketchbook margin notes. The Renaissance artist is best known for great works such as the statue of David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling but he also left behind around 600 cartoons and drawings. The
New research is suggesting that Michelangelo's statue of David may have held an unknown weapon in his right-hand. “Bulging with veins, the right hand is holding what remains of a terrible weapon used in antiquity until the 17th century,” art historians Sergio Risaliti and Francesco Vossilla wrote in the book
A fiberglass replica of Michelangelo's statue of David has been errected up on the roof of Florence Catherdral, in the spot originally intended for the masterpiece. Standing on a pedestal high up by Florence Cathedral’s dome, a 400-kilogram (800-pound) fiberglass reproduction of Michelangelo’s David has shown today how the towering