The Centauromachy, the embodiment of the universal struggle between and good and evil
The centauromachy, the embodiment of the universal struggle between good and evil. Michelangelo felt that his Centauromachy encapsulated his whole artistic research: an unfinished opera that enshrines his artistic fervour. This book takes an in-depth look at the cultural background against which Michelangelo started this bas-relief in 1492, analyses the artistic and cultural sources available and proposes an innovative critical comment. The Centauromachy is seen as the battleground where the characters are stripped of their historical and literary background to become the leading figures in a timeless image: the struggle between opposing forces and the infernal energy it generates.