|Holy Trinity by Masaccio|
|Mack's example of linear perspective|
Michelangelo was a painter as well, with the Sistine Chapel being his most famous work. I can hear you saying, "Tell me something I don't know!" Well, what you might not know is that Michelangelo was also a poet, and that he wrote a poem about how physically demanding painting the Sistine Chapel was. I haven't found an official translation of the poem, but I like this version (also endorsed by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky). http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/poem/2010/01/labor_pains.html
If reading about this class is giving you the yen to study a little art history yourself, check out the Khan Academy website http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ It is an incredible resource. (Thanks to Rosalie for sharing!)
Next week's class will cover art from the 1600s - early 1800s. I can't wait.