Sunday, May 29, 2011

Michel Who?

The NYT arts section leads off this morning with an account of "One Man's Quest To Prove His Painting is a Michelangelo."   Hell, they could have asked me.  One look ought to be able to tell anyone who ever looked at the Sistine Chapel or the Vatican Pietà or the Florentine David or (my own favorite) the Florentine Pietà that this is a crude imitation by someone hoping to pass sit off as a Michelangelo.  I don't mean to accuse any living person: I  won't question the good faith or the proponents and for all I know it may be hundreds of years old.  But a Michelangelo it ain't. 

Next question?

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