Harold Strachan's Last Word

Best is Moore

Best is Moore

Well who should be so lucky? I’ve just had another look at the Sistine Chapel. And my reaction was as when first I beheld the famous frescoes in 1950: it’s not natural for so much spaghetti to be in the sky. What if there should be a dreadful earth tremor, as at Assisi a couple of years ago when the ceiling of St Francis’ church collapsed in a great dump of dust? Might the heavenly pasta here plunge thundering down and squash one ’neath its glutinous glop? I huddle near a handy exit. Why do Michelangelo’s compositions wriggle so?

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