The man who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel saw himself as a sculptor—he is one of the greatest, though his frescoes are no less exceptional; the same could be said of the dome he designed for St. Peter’s Basilica. Michelangelo Buonarroti possessed talents of such a singular nature, one wouldn’t try to pin him to a single medium. When Dmitri Shostakovich turned to Michelangelo, it wasn’t the frescoes or the sculptures or the architecture that fired his imagination, but the poetry
Archive for July 15, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Noel Morris
Hear music by Ernst Bacon at 2:00 PM on Monday inspired by the great American photographer Ansel Adams; they were very close friends, both being involved in environmental issues. Bacon was at Adams’ bedside when Adams died and wrote this work shortly thereafter. It doesn’t depict any particular work of Adams, only his personality and style.