Renaissance renderings that show an artist in love

  • February 16, 2010 15:04

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The Courtauld Gallery in London has mounted a powerful exhibition of the greatest drawings that survive from Michelangelo's hand. Many of these sketches, primarily made as studies for sculptures, paintings and buildings, served as the artist's love gifts. Michelangelo's "chaste desire" for Tommaso de' Cavalieri fueled the passion behind these personal pictures. "The Dream" is a magnificent example replete with strong bodies, yearning souls...

 


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