Agony or Ecstasy by Mark Richards

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  • Aritheeagle
    Aritheeagleabout 5 years ago

    The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

    Pope Julius II: When will you make an end?
    Michelangelo: When I am finished!
    Contessina de Medici: Your question insults us both!
    Pope Julius II: You dare to dicker with your pontiff?
    Pope Julius II: What do you think we should do here? Bramante wants to pull it down. He likes pulling things down! No, I want to do something less destructive.
    Raphael: For what is an artist in this world but a servant, a lackey for the rich and powerful? Before we even begin to work, to feed this craving of ours, we must find a patron, a rich man of affairs, or a merchant, or a prince or… a Pope. We must bow, fawn, kiss hands to be able to do the things we must do or die.
    [Raphael chuckles]
    Raphael: We are harlots always peddling beauty at the doorsteps of the mighty.
    Michelangelo: If it comes to that, I won’t be an artist.
    Raphael: [Raphael scoffs at Michelangelo’s remark] You’ll always be an artist. You have no choice.

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Mark – I really love this

  • Ash180470
    Ash180470about 5 years ago

    I think a bit of both. Really like this. Ash

  • Many thanks for checking my work out Ash and your comments are appreciated.

    – Mark Richards

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaabout 5 years ago

    superb work mark, wonderful art piece!

  • mklau
    mklauabout 5 years ago

    a wonderful capture

  • Many thanks MKlau for your comment.

    – Mark Richards

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 5 years ago


  • Your comment is appreciated, many thanks.

    – Mark Richards

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 5 years ago

    Compelling image, Mark!

  • many thanks Mel!

    – Mark Richards

  • deepbluwater
    deepbluwaterabout 5 years ago

    wonderful image… you’ve captured that mood so well, perfect title..

  • andley
    andleyabout 5 years ago

    I would definitely say he is feeling ecstacy! great image!

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyeabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great image, very emotive… love the owl…

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