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Day: June 14, 2017

The Soul of the Genius

The Soul of the Genius

How does the so-called genius receives inspiration? Take the case of Michelangelo, who was very familiar with Marsilio Ficino’s philosophy, which is Soul-centric. Although Michelangelo  kept his carving technique a well-guarded secret, he did make several statements that hint at his methodology. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. The marble not yet…

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