Snippets #11

The Sistine Secrets- Benjamin Blech & Roy Doliner

In fact, the Latin root of the word literary is the same as for the word intellect: leggier, “to read”. The source for the word intellectual also gives us its true meaning: inter-leggere, “to read between”. An intellectual is defined by an ability to read between the lines, to analyze and to think critically, to understand things on many levels at the same time. This is exactly what we must do to appreciate fully the works of Michelangelo and his fellow Renaissance artists.

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