The Dream of Human Life

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Title

The Dream of Human Life

Subject

Dream, Human

Description

This painting by an unknown artist is based on Michelangelo’s drawing The Dream (Courtauld Institute, London).The art historian Vasari used the title ‘The Dream’ (’Il Sogno') in his 1568 edition of The Lives of the Artists. There is no other contemporary document to explain the composition’s meaning, but it appears to explore contemporary ideas about the ascent of the soul to the divine aided by beauty.

Creator

Unknown (After Michelangelo)

Source

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/after-michelangelo-the-dream-of-human-life

Publisher

The National Gallery

Date

after 1533

Contributor

Maya Takai

Rights

Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831

Format

65.4 x 55.9 cm

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

NG8

Files

N-0008-00-000014-pp_350.jpg

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Citation

Unknown (After Michelangelo), “The Dream of Human Life,” Enlightenmens, accessed August 15, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/940.

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