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Dante's poetry and Michelangelo's art were defended in very similar terms. At least one of Dante's defenders compared him explicitly to Michelangelo. For Michelangelo, the body's beauty is the way into the soul. Nature and antiquity were touchstones for Michelangelo. Michelangelo's last sculpture, his Pieta, has long stood out as his most emotional and ethereal work. Michelangelo's roughly chiseled last sculpture shows a strong gravitational pull. Furthermore Michelangelo intended the work to be erected on his own tomb. Secrets, dissections, crime, commission, and absolute passion for his work all mark Michelangelo's work. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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2.20162 The Controversy of Michelangelo?s Last Judgment
This paper will examine the moral issues that surrounded the painting of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. By understanding his depiction of saints and sinners, we can objectively understand the usage of the Michelangelo's nudes to cause an uproar in the Vatican. The anatomy of Michelangelo, his main talent in this work, was condemned due to the revealing of skin and genitalia, and created one of the great moral controversies in renaissance art.