Michelangelo: The British Museum

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British Museum Press, 2006 - Drawing, Italian - 96 pages
Michelangelo (1475-1564) was one of the most influential and admired artists of the Italian Renaissance. His creativity extended from works of sculpture and paintings to architecture and poetry. Central to all of Michelangelo's artistic output were his drawings, in which his creative ideas were evolved and perfected. Illustrated chronologically through this book are outstanding examples from the British Museum, ranging from unfinished sketches to exquisitely refined studies. They give an incredible insight into the artist's thought processes as he developed such famous works as the Sistine chapel ceiling and the Last Judgement. With an essay outlining Michelangelo's life and key works, this small book is an essential introduction to the drawings of this undisputed Renaissance genius.

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About the author (2006)

Hugo Chapman is an Associate Keeper, Department of Prints and Drawings, at the British Museum. He has written many books on Old Master drawings. He is the author of Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master and co-author of Raphael: From Urbino to Rome, both published by Yale University Press.

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