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Revista médica de Chile

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FIGUEROA, Gustavo. The human body in Michelangelo's Moses. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2013, vol.141, n.10, pp.1321-1326. ISSN 0034-9887.

What grips us so powerfully to a work of art is the artist's intention, if he succeeds to express it in his work and we are able to understand it. Michelangelo's Moses established the essential structures of an animate organism and the embodiment of consciousness in the world. Since the body is an expressive unit, it is possible to reconstruct a highly feasible sequence of movements that might have preceded the moment caught in the statue. It is an expression of the highest ideal of mental and spiritual achievement through the controlled tension between action and restraint. The phenomenon of embodiment and feeling the body as own is the basis of concrete human existence.

Keywords : Anatomy, artistic; Human body; Psychology; Sculpture.

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