Description of the sculpture by Michelangelo “Evening”

Description of the sculpture by Michelangelo “Evening”

Description of the sculpture by Michelangelo Evening

Michelangelo was a sculptor, architect, painter. His main passion is the creation of sculptures. At first he made drawings on paper and sketches from wax, and then he worked with marble. Michelangelo sculpted realistic human figures from a lump of soulless stone. In 1520, Michelangelo began work on the construction of the Medici family tomb.

Chapel was the main masterpiece of the sculptor. As a decoration of the tomb, he created four statues, one of which was called “Evening” or “Twilight.” The sculpture turned out to be 155 cm high, and the process of its creation took the sculptor 10 years (from 1524 to 1534). The statue is a figure of an elderly, but athletic man. He is completely naked. The man looks tired, sleepy, immersed in vague reflections. He is in a reclining position leaning on the elbow of the left hand. The right arm is located along the body, the elbow is slightly bent, and the hand rests on the leg. The right leg is bent at the knee and thrown over the left.

The head is leaning on the chest. The sculptor depicted in detail the man’s chest, abdominal muscles, legs and arms, but left his hands and facial features unfinished. Michelangelo specially left unfinished these parts of the body to emphasize the onset of twilight, when all objects become fuzzy, covered with a palm tree. In this work, Michelangelo touched the subject of man and eternity, demonstrated the transience of time and frailty of human life. He clearly conveyed the oppressive atmosphere of old age and nostalgia. The head is leaning on the chest.

The sculptor depicted in detail the man’s chest, abdominal muscles, legs and arms, but left his hands and facial features unfinished. Michelangelo specially left unfinished these parts of the body to emphasize the onset of twilight, when all objects become fuzzy, covered with a palm tree. In this work, Michelangelo touched the subject of man and eternity, demonstrated the transience of time and frailty of human life. He clearly conveyed the oppressive atmosphere of old age and nostalgia. The head is leaning on the chest. The sculptor depicted in detail the man’s chest, abdominal muscles, legs and arms, but left his hands and facial features unfinished. Michelangelo specially left unfinished these parts of the body to emphasize the onset of twilight, when all objects become fuzzy, covered with a palm tree.

In this work, Michelangelo touched the subject of man and eternity, demonstrated the transience of time and frailty of human life. He clearly conveyed the oppressive atmosphere of old age and nostalgia. In this work, Michelangelo touched the subject of man and eternity, demonstrated the transience of time and frailty of human life. He clearly conveyed the oppressive atmosphere of old age and nostalgia. In this work, Michelangelo touched the subject of man and eternity, demonstrated the transience of time and frailty of human life. He clearly conveyed the oppressive atmosphere of old age and nostalgia.