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Five Old and Broken Statues, Models of Perfection

In Michelangelo’s time people were crazy about the past. They worshipped old Rome; they considered it a better world where people were wiser, braver, and more beautiful. An example:  In 1487, when Michelangelo was a boy, an old Roman grave … Continue reading

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