Adam and Eve by Michelangelo

Adam and Eve by Michelangelo
Much of Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel was based on Old Testament Bible stories.AdamEve2Michelangelo wrote over three hundred poems, sonnets and madrigals.

‘Vittoria Colonna*’ by: Michelangelo Buonarroti
When the prime mover of many sighs
Heaven took through death from out her earthly place,
Nature, that never made so fair a face,
Remained ashamed, and tears were in all eyes.
O fate, unheeding my impassioned cries!
O hopes fallacious! O thou spirit of grace,
Where art thou now? Earth holds in its embrace
Thy lovely limbs, thy holy thoughts the skies.
Vainly did cruel death attempt to stay
The rumor of thy virtuous renown,
That Lethe’s waters could not wash away!
A thousand leaves, since he hath stricken thee

*(1492-1547) a poet and close friend of Michelangelo. He did a sketch of Vittoria in 1540:VittoriabyMichelangelo