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HERCULES AND NESSUS

Hercules and Nessus by ANTONIO POLLAIUOLO {Florentine School}

Hercules and Nessus by ANTONIO POLLAIUOLO {Florentine School}   THE tireless examination of the human body as a living organism and the search for realistic action, which distinguished Andrea del Castagno, were expedited by another intrepid Florentine, Antonio Pollaiuolo. Son of a poul­ terer, as his name indicates, Antonio became one of the most influential …

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Creation of Adam

Creation of Adam by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI {Florentine School}

Creation of Adam by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI {Florentine School}   MICHELANGELO is the lord almighty of the naked figure. His great nudes have no duplicates in nature: he painted them, technically, from his fund of knowl­ edge-from a study of the figure beginning in boyhood and carried forward by incessant industry, by anatomical dissections and struggles …

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