Hommage à Michel-Ange (172/280), 1976
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Color lithograph, signed
22.50 x 30.75 in
'Hommage à Michel-Ange' is an original color lithograph signed by the contemporary artist Claude Weisbuch and shows the strong interest he took in the High Renaissance. In the image, Weisbuch draws from Michelangelo's frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, looking to god as he created the Earth and the Heavens. In the Renaissance, the artists with creative genius were understood to be conduits for the creativity of God. Thus, as Weisbuch illustrates the creator of all things, he inherently aligns his own creativity to that of the heavens. Weisbuch has created this moment using his typical style of way-finding lines, natural colors, and dramatic drapery, evoking movement and change while also recalling the drawings of the old masters themselves. 22.5 x 30.75 inches, artwork 28 x 36.25 inches, frame Edition 172/280 in pencil, lower left Signed in pencil, lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, UV Clear glass to inhibit fading, and housed in a gold finish aluminium moulding.