At Large  December 11, 2018  Jennifer Dasal

ArtCurious: Michelangelo's The Last Judgment

Michelangelo, The Last Judgement, 1536 -1541, fresco, Sistine Chapel. 

The ArtCurious Podcast, Episode #45

Shock Art: Michelangelo's The Last JudgmentArtCurious Logo

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.

Today's work of "shock art:" Michelangelo's The Last Judgment.

About the Author

Jennifer Dasal

Jennifer Dasal is a contemporary arts curator with nearly twenty years of art-historical studies and experience.

Subscribe to our free e-letter!

Webform

Latest News

Camden Art Centre Presents Allison Katz: Artery
For more than a decade, Allison Katz has been exploring painting’s relationship…
The Art of Autumn in Nine Works
Here we look at nine examples of beautiful autumnal imagery and spirit. From…
Darryl Westly: A Dream Deferred

1969 Gallery presents A Dream Deferred, Darryl…

10 New Art Museums You Need to Know About in 2022
The art market turmoil of the past two years—including shutdowns, mask mandates…
VMFA Presents Man Ray: The Paris Years
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces its upcoming exhibition, Man Ray:…