Period & Style
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564), The Last Judgment, fresco, 1534-41 (Sistine Chapel, Vatican)
A conversation in the virtual world of Second Life, in the recreation of the Sistine Chapel on Vassar's campus there. Begun twenty-two years after Michelangelo completed the ceiling, this violent image of the Second Coming of Christ harks back to the themes of the Medieval era even as it challenges the triumphs of Renaissance painting.
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris (Max Newbold), Dr. Steven Zucker (Sez Zabelin)