Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Michelangelo Caravaggio- Medusa

I chose the painting Medusa, painted on a leather jousting shield by Michelangelo Caravaggio because everyone has learned about the mythology of Medusa at some point in their education, and it is a beautiful painting to bring life to the mythological idea. I also chose this painting because I traveled to Florence, Italy this summer and recalled seeing this painting in Hall 90 of the Uffizi Gallery and remember it sticking out to me for it's detail and the use of color. The green tint within the whole painting brings attention to the snakes that make up Medusa's hair and the facial expression captures the beheading that happened in the myth.

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