apropos of tomorrow’s meeting with Justin:  The Jonah panel of the Sistine Chapel, a remarkable expression of pictorial depth.   Painted on the curvature of the ceiling,  Jonah appears to lean back in space even thought the actual ceiling curves forward (down), and his legs appear to jut forward even though the ceiling move back (up).  Michaelangelo’s understanding how depth is a surface effect was amazing.

 

http://www.backtoclassics.com/gallery/michelangelo/sistinechapeljonah/

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