Saturday, March 30, 2013
Devotion Through Art
This seems an appropriate post for Easter, even if you're not a Christian. Music and art belong to all of us. So, here is Handel's "The Hallelujah Chorus" performed by the Chicago Symphony, featuring Michelangelo's ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel. It's funny now to think that Michelangelo at first did not want to accept the commission because he considered himself a sculptor, not a painter. Yet he accepted the challenge, having to paint the ceiling lying on his back on a scaffold. He also wound up painting The Last Judgment on the wall behind the altar of the Chapel.
Click here for a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel.