With his hunk of chalk…
poignantly caressing the surface.
he scratches the parchment…
in laborious preparation.
Divinity…in smoky black lines,
and after countless swirls…
of grave introspective:
a hazy figure emerges.
Modeled for a character…
in a forthcoming fresco.
in an iconic charm of youth…
nude and intensely shaded.
Idealized in sensual glorification,
from artifice and reality.
a detailed depiction of human form,
shaded in diagonal swirls develops.
Darkened shadows reveal,
the toned physique of the human frame…
told in the visual language of art.
from the genius of Michelangelo.