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June 7, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Some clothes belatedly painted onto naked bodies in Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel could come off during a restoration project, and the work would be returned to what the artist originally intended. Michelangelo painted "The Last Judgment," conceived as a warning to the unfaithful, above the altar between 1535 and 1541, filling the huge fresco with writhing naked bodies. Veils were painted over the hips of about 30 figures on the orders of Pope Pius IV later in the 16th Century.
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November 9, 1990
Make way, peons, the Lord High Inquisitor and right-wing columnist Charles Krauthammer is about to pass judgment on another work of art--and it is all bad, really baaaaad! Charlie and his merry band of moral prigs would like to save America from its artists. Artists like photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and rap group 2 Live Crew, whom he believes are responsible for mass murder, moral decay, sunspots and that yellow waxy buildup on your kitchen floor. Here is a brief word of advice for Krauthammer and other would-be moral crusaders: When in Rome do not do as the Romans do. That would only lead you to the Vatican's Sistine Chapel where some pervert painted a bunch of naked men, naked women and naked children (cherubs)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1990
Make way, peons, the Lord High Inquisitor and right-wing columnist Charles Krauthammer is about to pass judgment on another work of art--and it is all bad, really baaaaad! Charlie and his merry band of moral prigs would like to save America from its artists. Artists like photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and rap group 2 Live Crew, whom he believes are responsible for mass murder, moral decay, sunspots and that yellow waxy buildup on your kitchen floor. Here is a brief word of advice for Krauthammer and other would-be moral crusaders: When in Rome do not do as the Romans do. That would only lead you to the Vatican's Sistine Chapel where some pervert painted a bunch of naked men, naked women and naked children (cherubs)
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June 12, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Some clothes belatedly painted onto naked bodies in Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel could come off during a restoration project, returning the work to what the artist originally intended. Michelangelo painted "The Last Judgment," conceived as a warning to the unfaithful, above the altar between 1535 and 1541, filling the huge fresco with writhing naked bodies. Veils were painted over the hips of about 30 figures on the orders of Pope Pius IV later in the 16th Century.
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April 30, 1989 | JUDITH MORGAN, Morgan, of La Jolla, is a magazine and newspaper writer
I am constantly floored by the number of travelers who don't care about ceilings. They gape at domes. They nod at murals. But they rarely spend a lot of time staring at overhead art. An exception is the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Guides say: "Look up." Necks crane on cue. Michelangelo, most travelers figure, is worth the strain. Also worth it are the triumphs of unknown artists and craftsmen who have labored on intricate ceilings throughout the world. The Great Wall of China is a great wall.
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April 30, 1989 | JUDITH MORGAN, Morgan, of La Jolla, is a magazine and newspaper writer
I am constantly floored by the number of travelers who don't care about ceilings. They gape at domes. They nod at murals. But they rarely spend a lot of time staring at overhead art. An exception is the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Guides say: "Look up." Necks crane on cue. Michelangelo, most travelers figure, is worth the strain. Also worth it are the triumphs of unknown artists and craftsmen who have labored on intricate ceilings throughout the world. The Great Wall of China is a great wall.
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