"Il Priggione" is a series of sculptures by Michaelangelo, carved in the earlier part of the sixteenth century.  Each is a man, half encased in stone and half free. Many believe that the statues were intentionally left "unfinished," to represent a metaphor for man's condition--partly able to move and partly enslaved.

 

The sense of struggle is deeply evident in these great works of art, with a strong, aching resonance to man's uncomfortable position between the world of spirit and the world of matter.

 

The Priggione Series of pieces is a musical exploration of the dynamic between those two eternal aspects of human experience.

Il Prigione I (HpVc)

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