MICHELANGELO Buonarroti
(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Brutus

1540
Marble, height 95 cm (with base)
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

The observer is confronted with massive broad shoulders under a classical cape. The form energetically turns its head into a sharp profile, thereby evoking classical associations, whereas the observer is imbued with the sensation that the form is somewhat clumsy when walking around it.