I spent two afternoons at the Met Museum in New York so that I could fully absorb the current exhibition of works by Michelangelo. What a spectacular show! My favorite bit was the room with studies for the paintings on the ceiling of the Cistine Chapel. There was a study of the Lord’s torso, and another of His fingers in a couple different poses. This may be heresy, but in some cases I preferred the study to the finished painting.
On my second visit I also took in the exhibit on David Hockney. I enjoyed it more than I expected I would. All the lush color was a welcome change from the earth tones of Michelangelo’s drawings.
If you’re in New York this month, don’t miss these shows!