Matthew Malone's Gallery

 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.

This piece by Michelangelo Buonarroti titled “Moses” caught my eye because of Moses’s freakishly awesome beard and the two horns on the top his head. Both of his hands are open which is consistent with the other open hand pieces. The power and realness of this piece is outstanding in my opinion. The picture from Google Art appears to be a model of famous statue.
This piece appears to be a sketch of the Holy Family. The sketch is very intense in that behind Mary who is holding the baby Jesus there are faces are at least three baby angels in the background. The center of the piece is focused on the baby Jesus’s outstretched arm and fingers towards Mary’s face. Both Mary and the Baby Jesus are looking into each other’s eyes. I find it somewhat creepy that Jesus’s right eye is almost pure white.
Michelangelo Buonarroti drew this sketch to practice his hand and arm technique for apiece he would later make titled "The Drunkenness.”
I choose this piece not only because it is made by Michelangelo Buonarroti, but also because of the severe suffering that takes place in the piece. This piece is about the Lamentation of Jesus Christ. It looks like Christ is in the center of the piece with either morning women or angels around him.
I choose this piece because it was made by Michelangelo Buonarroti and has people with open hands. In this piece, Jesus is teaching the woman of Samaria about God. This is important because Jesus was a Jew and the woman was a Samarian. Jews never associated with Samarians. The open hands in this picture show that Jesus was willing to associate with non-Jewish people.
The Pieta is one of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s most famous pieces. I remember seeing the original sculpture in Rome. I remember walking into St. Peter’s Basilica and seeing the sculpture against the back right wall. The beauty of the piece amazed me. I could not find a picture of the sculpture on Goggle Art so I added a sketch I found of it. I do not like this sketch nearly as much as the sculpture but the sketch it still very cool.
This piece by Michelangelo Buonarroti is one of my favorite. It depicts the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary with the angel Gabriel. Mary appears to have been reading a book when an angel comes down from the heavens reaching towards Mary with an open hand. If one looks closely it appears that there is a little man on the table that is carving stone. This may depict Joseph.
This piece is different from all of the other pieces by Michelangelo Buonarroti in that the hand is clenched into a fist. Michelangelo Buonarroti always has open hands in his pieces. I is different because when i look at it i think of hate and revenge instead of love and forgiveness.
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