Kimbell Art Museum has acquired "The Torment Of Saint Anthony", which is believed to be the first painting by Michelangelo created at the tender age of 12 or 13. I love how religion gave this young boy an excuse to paint the most wicked cool monsters that one can imagine. Keep in mind these bizarre creatures were painted way before 3-d computer monsters in the movies. The young lad had to pull from his own imagination to create these tormentors and they seem to rival anything Hollywood can dream up. I can not wait to visit this painting next time we are in Fort Worth.
The tempera and oil painting measures 18½ by 13¼ inches, was created in 1487 and is supposed to be in very sweet shape. I am super proud of the Kimbell for scoring such an amazing piece of art history ... and it is cool looking too!