Friday, March 11, 2011

extraordinary


Who makes this kind of stuff anymore?

This is the ceiling of a room in the Vatican Museum in Vatican City. I don't even remember what the significance of this room (or ceiling) is, or who the artist is. But that's not the point. The point is, this is beautiful. And that artist--whoever he was--had to go to great lengths to create this masterpiece. Ropes and pulleys, buckets of paint, hundreds of brushes, sketches upon sketches to get the perspective and dimensions just so....

And for what? The pure enjoyment of aesthetics. For a visual feast that we can enjoy hundreds of years later.

For the love of art.

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