Tag: Art history

Beauty in bursting color at MIA

Beauty in bursting color at MIA

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit of works by Ferdinand Delacroix and artists who flattered him by mimicking his style is worth a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strong shoulders, thick legs, defined muscles. The attributes were true of Michelangelo’s depictions of men, but also many of his women. In the past century, art historians have theorized that Michelangelo — creator of the world’s most famous Pieta, the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes, and Florence’s David — masculinized the female form because he was a product of a patriarchal society that denigrated women, or because he found men more beautiful.

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