Thoughts on the Way Home

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Michelangelo the Protestant?


I watched a fascinating documentary last night that I wanted to commend to our readers. If you are a lover of art, you will really enjoy it. If you are a lover of church history, you will enjoy it as well. But if you are a lover of art AND church history, you will REALLY like it! Here is the description:

Program: Secrets of the Dead
Episode: Michelangelo Revealed

More than five centuries ago, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the darling of the Catholic Church. The Papacy commissioned him to create many of its most important pieces. Historians have long wondered about the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, but now, art historian Antonio Forcellino believes he has pieced together evidence of a deep rift between the Church and the esteemed artist.

The full show can be watched HERE for a limited time. Edutainment at its finest!

HT: icl