It's been a little bit since I've done Literary Locale. Yesterday I reviewed The King's Agent, which mostly takes place in Italy. One thing you should know about me is that I will not pass up a chance to talk about Italy. Back in 2010, I traveled to a couple places in Italy and to London with my husband for our honeymoon. So every place that we visited is very near and dear to my heart.
Michaelangelo is famous both for his paintings and his sculpture. He was definitely a renaissance man!
|Here's a self portrait of Michaelangelo|
One of the most impressive displays of his art is the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican complex in Rome. Although the chapel itself is pretty small in size (it was shocking to see it in person; I had it in my mind that it was a lot bigger), almost every inch of it is covered in paintings.
|This room packs a punch! (link)|
|Here's the ceiling and yes, he painted this while lying on his back (link)|
One thing I can say is that Michaelangelo has way more patience than I do!
Where are you reading this week?