Michelangelo Creative Essay. A letter to Michelangelo from another artist

Essay by Homer RoseHigh School, 10th gradeA+, January 1997

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It's written in a letter format from another artist, very creative. Excellent A+

Dearest Michelangelo,

It is with most sincere gratitude that I send this letter to you. I would, first off, like to immensely thank you for praising my works at the Florence Babtistery. I would like to especially thank you for coining the name "Gates of Paradise." I cannot thank you enough. This recognition has brought me great success, and without your comments, I would not be where I am today. I am also writing this letter to you to express to you just how much I admire what you have done at the Sistine Chapel. I am not just saying this because you applauded my works. It is with utmost sincerity that I say this to you. I believe that Pope Julius made the best decision he could have possibly made. My particular favorite piece is "Creation of Adam." Although, any of the others is worthy of heaven's walls, too. My favorite part of "Creation of Adam" is how God and Adam's fingers seem to touch in a flash of light. Many of our colleagues may disagree with the way you depicted God in human form, but I think you were dead on. Another specific piece included on the Chapel ceiling that I especially love is "The Flood." To me, it creates a certain hysteria that isn't included in the popular belief of the story. All the peasants scurrying for their lives, it really adds something to the story. I have heard that you couldn't make mistakes while painting, because it was a fresco. I assume these rumors are correct, because I would expect nothing less than perfection from you. I have also heard that you did this almost entirely alone, with helpers...