This artwork is inspired by and pays tribute to Daniele da Volterra's unfinished portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The original portrait was probably painted in about 1545.
Michelangelo's idea that "It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges" is also vividly embodied in this portrait.
I am not a good painter. I painted the rest of the picture except for Robert's head and hand in this artwork.
I bow deeply to the masters centuries ago, such as Michelangelo. Humans' quest for art is a long-lasting and unfinished journey. But these masters are forever the most shining stars in the galaxy of arts.