Draw, Antonio

by Tulasi-Priya on Friday 27 January 2012

Michelangelo was a terrible kvetch. His back forever ached; popes were slow with the paychecks; the local food was always an insult, a disgrace. No one worked half as hard as he did, and slacker artists made him nuts. “Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don’t waste time,” he scrawled on a sketch he gave to a lackadaisical young pupil and studio assistant, Antonio Mini, in 1524.


via Uffizi – Michelangelo, Vasari and Their Contemporaries: Drawings From the Uffizi – Morgan Library and Museum – Art – New York Times.

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Sarah W January 28, 2012 at 6:34 am

I never thought I’d have something in common with Michelangelo!

If I can’t have talent, kvetchedness will have to do—I write myself notes like this in margins all the time.

Thanks, Tulasi-Priya! :)


Tulasi-Priya January 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

Enough with the false humility already, SarahW.


Tulasi-Priya January 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

Or false modesty, rather. You are exuberantly talented.


Averil January 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

Snort. I see you, with your links, tweaking my ponytail.

Write, Tulasi-Priya; write and don’t waste time!

(Now let me get back to my kvetching.)


Tulasi-Priya January 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yes, ma’am.

I was just letting you know that you haven’t been the only one who grouses about the boss. And that I can rock the hot body blog post illustration, too. Take that, Ellen von Unwerth!


MacDougalStreetBaby January 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I believe there is great health to be had from kvetching. It releases toxins that would otherwise be stored up and gives you a wonderful sense of groundedness. I recommend it to anyone who suffers from migraines.


Harry iPants January 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Hahahahaahaha. Oh thank you TP.
Once I show this to my girlfriend she will see that I’m actually a great talent, and not just a whinging bitching binging witching nobody…


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