Mothering Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,081 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
At the start of Chapter 8 of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture</span> by Ross King, it says: "Dozens of quarries were worked on their slopes during the Quattrocento, including several near the village of Settignano, the childhood home of Michelangelo, whose wet nurse was the wife of a stone cutter and, <i>according to the sculptor, the source of his genius with hammer and chisel.</i><br><br>
Just thought y'all would like to know.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br><br><br>
edited to add: I told a couple of the guys (male, also engineers) in my office about this, including the one who loaned me the book, and they thought it was great! One said he's been trying to learn a few new things and wondered if that was really all that he needed. {Hee, hee.} [Btw, the one who loaned me the book told me when I was pregnant that he had tried to convince his wife to breastfeed their daughters and she just refused <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ...and he said he had dragged out all the data about how great it was (knowing how he is about data, I can REALLY see this happening<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ) and got the doc. to try and convince her but no go.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: ]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,922 Posts
In other words, if Michelangelo's mother had bf'ed him, we would have missed out on all that art? What luck for us that the Buonarroti's were too good for that!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Thanks for the facinating tidbit!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,081 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yeah!<br><br>
And I found it interesting that Michaelangelo, who had a reputation as an arrogant p*%#k, attributed his talent to this stroke of luck!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,508 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,508 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>sohj</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">[Btw, the one who loaned me the book told me when I was pregnant that he had tried to convince his wife to breastfeed their daughters and she just refused <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ...and he said he had dragged out all the data about how great it was (knowing how he is about data, I can REALLY see this happening<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ) and got the doc. to try and convince her but no go.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: ]</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
WOW!!! Good for him for trying so hard!!!
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top