Finishing the Sistine

Cast, David
December 1991
Art Bulletin;Dec91, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p669
Academic Journal
Presents an article which concerns the idea of finish for Michelangelo and artists of the early sixteenth century, and the degree to which any parts in the accounts by Condivi and Vasari can be taken as records of the things that actually happened. Nature of the Ceiling from the record of its commentators; Program of restoration in the Sistine Chapel; Various forms recent comments have taken; What it meant in the 16th century to say a painting was finished or unfinished.


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