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(Palimpsest) Page & Figures (Michelangelo)

For his unfinished sketches for studies, Michelangelo drew each figure one by one. But ultimately the figures are only as interesting as their organization on the page. For the studies, he used the same page to sketch figures next to … Continue reading

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(Orange) Tomb & Resurrection (Michelangelo)

One thing I learned from the wall texts at the blockbuster show of Michelangelo drawings at the Met is this. The orange chalk that gives so much of the exhibition its dark glow is unforgiving material on which to draw. … Continue reading

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Black Lines Lift Off From Grayish Space (Resurrection) (Michelangelo)

Put in conversation with the many lavish tombs that Michelangelo designed for Medici and other Italian patrons is the resurrection idea. Now showing at the Met, the drawn studies for the huge Last Judgement fresco at the Vatican come towards … Continue reading

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(Entombment) Drawing Jesus Off the Cross (Michelangelo)

In the late 1520s, Michelangelo draws the heavy Jesus off the cross in a blur of orange chalk. Study for a Descent from the Cross (or Entombment) is now at the big Michelangelo show at the Met. In the drawings, as … Continue reading

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Father God’s Louche Body Posing (Michelangelo Drawing)

I’ll be posting some comments and what were for me highlights at the big show of Michelangelo drawings at the Met, but for now I wanted to share these two, included in a separate section on studies for the Sistine … Continue reading

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