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What is beauty - the 10 qualities that make art beautiful

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is quite large and it's unimaginable what Michelangelo did, however, this is my favorite part of the ceiling.

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Detail of "David" is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)[1] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David. The warning glare no doubt was for the giant Goliath slew by David. The statue of David is the best known and the most reproduced work in the history of art.

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from blog.aarp.org

Boomer Flashback: The 1964 New York World’s Fair

The Pietà is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist.

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from Mail Online

Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel

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