Thursday, May 24, 2018

a muse who transcends whatever it was you thought a muse should be

spencer alley

i burned up a tank and a half of time when i found the spencer alley blog and trawled right back through the whole archive because he kept discovering stuff i was unaware of and frequently liked ... one of his articles is about the IGNUDI that Michelangelo included in his epic painting project on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel ... lately, i've been trying and failing to draw simple human figures, so it hurts a little when i see how fluently michelangelo captured human beauty ... you could say michelangelo merely knocked off twenty figures of beautiful men to fill a gap in the narrative ... etc, etc.