Michelangelo BUONAROTI
Painter, Sculptor and Architect of Florence

User Comments:

    Name: Irene L Imbrogno
    Date: 2002-07-10
    Comments: 'Dusk' is the male figure reclining on a bench-like table in front of Lorenzo De Medici's tomb.
    The statue appears to be that of an older man,
    still in fine physical condition.Maybe the older
    man connection,is that dusk comes at the end of day.He seems to have a dour expression on his face.

    Name: Kristin
    Date: 2004-05-11
    Comments: Day is a powerful man in his prime. His reclining muscular body is twisted into a pose that shows tension and Michelangelo's Day faceenergy. Compared to the male figure of Twilight on the tomb of Lorenzo, he seems full of energy and ready to overcome any enemy, even death. Yet his unfinished face shows sockets that suggest blindness. The debate among art historians concerning this issue fills volumes.

    Did Michelangelo simply leave this statue unfinished in a rush to escape from Florence? Is there hidden meaning in the dominant male figure, ready to face any physical attack, but blinded to the one attacker that no man can vanquish? No one will ever know if this a work in progress or a representation of the vanity and futility of life.

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