Friday, January 27, 2012

Michelangelo Revealed -- posted by Mother

Here's the PBS Secrets of the Dead episode I told you about. According to this art historian, Michelangelo somehow came to know truths such as, we are saved by grace through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Remember, he was on salary with the Roman Catholic Church. Interesting, no? The following is from their website:

Program: Secrets of the Dead

Episode: Michelangelo Revealed

More than five centuries ago, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the darling of the Catholic Church. The Papacy commissioned him to create many of its most important pieces. Historians have long wondered about the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, but now, art historian Antonio Forcellino believes he has pieced together evidence of a deep rift between the Church and the esteemed artist.

Watch Michelangelo Revealed on PBS. See more from Secrets of the Dead.

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