When it comes to abstract art, anything goes! However, there is one particular combination of styles that has become surprisingly popular. The elegance of classic Renaissance sculptures and the psychedelic digital explosion of the Vaporwave aesthetic are two contrasting styles you wouldn’t expect to see together, but as you will discover from today’s inspiration showcase, […]
22 Inches High x 11 Inches Wide x 11 Inches Deep This life-sized head is from the statue of Giuliano de Medici (duke de Nemours) at his tomb in the Medici Chapel (Cappella Medicea). The statue sits in a niche across from a statue of Lorenzo de Medici (duke di Urbino). Not regarded as portraits, the figures of Giuliano and Lorenzo represent action and reflection, respectively. Artist: Michelangelo Museum/Location: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence Origin: Medici Chapel, New Sacristy, the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence Time Period: Renaissance, c. 1533 Sources: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Medici Chapel." Encyclopædia Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medici-Chapel. "Medici Chapels and Church of San Lorenzo." The Museums of Florence, http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/Medici_chapels.html. "Tomb of the Medicis." Web Gallery of Art, https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/michelan/1sculptu/medici/index.html.