(~simul iustus & peccator~) (lovelies) wrote,
(~simul iustus & peccator~)
lovelies

He spoke freely of his art, and explained how men of genius really are doing most when they work least, as they are thinking out ideas and perfecting the conceptions, which they subsequently carry out with their hands. -- Giorgio Vasari

Or drawing smutty pictures, huh? You were the guy who wanted to hide David from the public because it was 'indecent', weren't you?

One day, Leonardo, strolling in the company of Giovanni di Gavina de Santa Trinita, walked past the benches of the Spini Palace, where a group of gentlemen where discussing a passage from Dante. They called to the Vincian and begged him to explain it to them. At that moment, Michelangelo also happened to pass, and Leonardo told them: 'Michelangelo will explain it to you.' Michelangelo answered angrily, thinking that Leonardo was making fun of him: 'Explain it yourself, you who made a design for a horse to be cast in bronze and, unable to cast it, abandoned it, to your shame.' Leonardo remained silent and blushed. To embarrass him more, Michelangelo called after him: 'And those Milanese idiots believed you!' -- Anonimo Magliabecchiano

Rival slash, please. ♥
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