“app 4 distractions 3”
© GN 2011
24″ x 18″ acrylic, pencils ink & oil on paper
This is the newest from my app series where I was inspired by a detail from
Michelangelo’s Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, fresco, 1534-1541 (Vatican City, Rome).
In the detail, Michelangelo included Saint Bartholomew, who was martyred by being skinned alive.
He holds the knife in one hand (although in my painting, he is holding a tech-gadget, of course),
and in his other he holds his skin. When we look closely at the skin of St. Bartholomew
we see that Michelangelo painted his self-portrait there which appears distorted in the sagging skin.
In this app painting, I decided to create my own apps, for example:
app 4 momma’s boys, app 4 reformers, app 4 injustices, app 4 ego repair, app 4 the have-nots, & app 4 soothsayin’