We just finished our sculpture unit in my Humanities class, and my love for Michelangelo has been reawakened. Can you understand why?
I look at this and have to remember that it isn't real. The folds are intricate and the detail is mesmerizing. I am amazed that a human being could see this inside of a block of marble and have the capacity to coax it out of the harsh stone, creating something so gentle. I can feel Mary's pain when I look at this, and at the same time, her complete and utter faith that her Son is Divine, and that He will live again. Who knew that you could capture that in a block of stone?