Thursday, September 20, 2012

Torment of Saint Anthony

This painiting, "The Torment of Saint Anthony", was Michelangelo's first well known painting. It was done when he was a mere boy of 12 years of age. It is one of only four surviving panel paintings of Michelangelo, so it has some signifigance to it. I enjoyed the painting for the detail in the struggle you can feel in Saint Anthony. The evil temptations or deamons attacking Anthony can represent the struggles he went through as a man, and gives a visual to the everyday battles humans must endure.

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