We are able to speak about art by polygraphy language.
It can be an album, the book or the invitation to an opening day - all that comes into the hands to your spectators
and tells 'em about your art.
Barenboim Peter, Shiyan Sergei
Michelangelo in the Medici Chapel: Genius in details
The Moscow Florentine Society
The New Sacristy of the Medici Chapel in Florence is the most mystical and mysterious work of art by Michelangelo. For almost five centuries, it has given rise to various interpretations. Photographs of the Chapel made by Sergei Shiyan may shed light on the author's views and allow the reader to create his own judgment on the issues discussed in this volume. Michelangelo himself once said that he expected that for the next thousand years people will think about the meaning of his sculptures in the Medici Chapel.
This book was prepared by Peter Barenboim and Sergei Shiyan, and is under the aegis of the Moscow Florentine Society. The authors suggest that all female sculptural images of the Medici Chapel constitute a triad that references a similar triad created earlier by Botticelli. The authors also suggest that the Indo-Buddhist culture has influenced some sculptural details of the statue of Lorenzo Medici.