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Bibil Identifier bibil:203424
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Michelangelos Sitzstatue des Moses und ihre Ikonographie im Vergleich zu biblischen Quellen
Title (German, ) Fragen zur Textumsetzung
Author Weber, Annette
Journal Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (Volume: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 238-250 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des illustrations.
Abstract On February 4th 2009, the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien has organised an interdisciplinary workshop, dealing with Vasari’s statement, that the Jews of Rome were fascinated with Michelangelo’s statue of Moses and visited him every Shabbat in San Pietro in Vincoli. The present paper preliminarily summarizes the contribution dealing with the question of how Jewish visitors might have perceived the statue. Familiar with the Biblical text of Exodus 33 and 34, when Moses returned with a shining face from his second meeting with the Lord, they might have understood the statue as reflecting the very moment of Theophany, because it was then when Moses’ face started to shine according to Rashi. This interpretation would implicate a close linking of text and image and it is to ask whether Michelangelo could have been aware this kind of interpretation. There is indeed such a possibility, as Michelangelo has had apparently contacts to Egidio da Viterbo and his circle, who were involved in the study of the Hebrew Bible and its literal interpretation. In addition, the literal reading of the statue according to the Biblical text provides some further opportunities to understand its significance as a personal monument for Pope Julius II., while the very process of sculpting might have started only after 1518.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Art
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : 15th-16th Centuries
Pericopes Exodus 34,29-34,35
Exodus 33-34
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