Friday, 20 February 2009

Study for the Libyan Sibyl – Michelangelo

SibylSketch

The completed figure, from the Sistine Chapel, is one of my favourite Michelangelo figures – and this sketch is absolutely masterful.  Click to enlarge (I hope), and just look at his linework.

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  1. It's brilliant stuff eh? For me it's Michelangelo's Pieta that's my favourite. Haven't seen the actual thing, but have seen a really high quality photo print. PC, the damned thing nearly glows!

    On a side note, I was lucky enough to be in Wellington over Xmas and saw the Da Vinci Machines exhibition - scale working models based on Da Vinci's sketches of inventions. Truly amazing.

    Even luckier for me though was that my 8 year old boy insisted on coming along as well, and was utterly mesmerised. As we shared a Guinness later (I hasten to add he only has a shot-glass of it) he said: Dad it's just amazing that someone's brain could work like that.

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