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

Ignudo

1509
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

The picture shows the Ignudo at the upper right corner of 1he Drunkenness of Noah (above the Delphic Sibyl).

The four ignudi in the first bay are the first figures of that kind in the Chapel. The modeling of these contains passages of chiaroscuro displaying greatest contrast than those in the following bays. This lends them an air of hardness.




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