December 8th, 2010

Christmas, Advent

Advent Art: Madonna of Bruges

Michelangelo (1475–1564)
Madonna of Bruges, 1501-04
Marble
Madonna of Bruges
Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Bruges, Belgium

My favorite Michelangelo sculpture is the small statue of an angel said to have been purchased in Bologna, Italy, and later donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. But this one is pretty good too.

Previous Advent posts:

2003: Whence is that goodly fragrance?
2004: Madonna and Child
2005: The Beatles Third Christmas Record
2006: A Carol
2007: Madonna in the Meadow
2008: Happy Xmas (War is Over)
2009: Singing Christmas Carols