The Last Judgement, Michelangelo, 16th century

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The Last Judgement, Michelangelo, 16th century

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Originally, all the figures in The Last Judgement by Michelangelo were completely nude, including Christ (pbuh) in the center. The people who painted the drapery later to cover the sexual organs are reffered to as “pantie-painters.”

“In February of 1564, Michelangelo himself made that final transition. In his last years, the great artist had secretly lamented his dedication to art, wondering if it had been an idol, a distraction from God. Forever devout, the workaholic lone wolf of Renaissance art, the man who did more to transform the treatment of the human body in art than anyone else of his age—or any other for that matter—died with a gnawing spiritual insecurity to match his gruff humility.”

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