The Easel

Bill Viola/ Michelangelo, Royal Academy: where the mythic meets the meaningless

Apparently, Viola was keen to do this show after seeing some Michelangelo drawings. Putting one’s work up against the guy that painted the Sistene Chapel … WOAH!!  You can guess the result. The linked piece is admirably restrained – “some fundamental challenges in this pairing”; others cannot resist nasty: “like the difference between a brilliant mathematician and a spaniel with a calculator.”