“Beauteous art, brought with us from heaven,
will conquer nature; so divine a power
belongs to him who strives with every nerve.
If I was made for art, from childhood given
a prey for burning beauty to devour,
I blame the mistress I was born to serve.” ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti ❤
I found this beautiful quote in the novel, "The Agony and the Ecstasy" by Irving Stone.
It's a great quote which I interpret to be about his natural ability to be able to create artistic things, which he further develops through practice. He has a hunger for beauty and to create beautiful things through sculpting. I think his mistress is his untamed passion to create, his rapacious desire for beauty and art.
It’s really more like he is the prey to beauty; it seeks him out to wildly consume him, something that seems beyond his control. An urge, a pull, an immense craving he cannot resist. It overpowers him but in a beautiful way.
However it's meant to be interpreted, it flows so wonderfully and is full of passion and life.
It's beautiful to be so hungry, so full of desire and along with it, have the courage to act on it and the skills to succeed how we intend to.
Do you have an interpretation of this quote? If you want, share it here!
I hope you are having a beautiful day or night wherever you are!:-D
Much love to you,
xoxo Kim ❤