They stole and dissected corpses, Corpsey.
Makes me think of the Castrati. A lot was sacrified for art in the name of divine service.In it, the author (a lecturer at St. Martins) claims that the sort of intense training Michelangelo (and other old masters) had would not be possible today—because, for one thing, it would be illegal.
Why i recommend that book is it's fascinating to see how different artists tackle the same theme — particularly one as charged as the crucifixion.Yeah that's a grim one, shite running down the legs. Bit more realistic than these poser crucifixions with jesus looking quite peaceful and handsome.
what makes it even funnier is these rotary club men in Next suits sticking their guts out