I choose the following art pieces for my gallery because of my love for Michelangelo’s art. The gallery is in chronological order except for the last piece. One of the things that I love most about his pieces is how he puts so much detail and focus on hands. Hands are powerful. All of Michelangelo’s artwork of people seem to all have their hands open and with a finger pointing. Some of his pieces have people with their hands open towards the heavens. These poses are open postures for listening and receiving graces. For my contrasting art piece, I chose "Drinking vessel in the shape of a fist" because it seems like a piece that Michelangelo would never create. Michelangelo easily relates to the history of Western culture. By his interest in Classical proportion and beauty he showed people of all nations including the western culture that men can and should achieve their dreams. People in America have looked upon the powerful and God like men that Michelangelo carved out of blocks of marble and have received the determination to accomplish their wildest dreams.