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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Contemporary Art Works: The Sybil of Delphi

The Sybil of Delphi (after Michelangelo, c. 1509)

Medium:  Pastel Pencils

Portraits done after the Great Masters are done for my learning experience only.  

The Sybil of Delphi is unrolling a parchment scroll (not drawn here) and apparently turning towards the crowd to read it (I chose to only capture that in my work).  Michelangelo's work is a Fresco that hangs in the Sistine Chapel in The Vatican.  I had the awesome opportunity to visit The Sistine Chapel and viewed this painting for myself in May of this year.  I can tell you first hand that it is beyond amazing!

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