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

Jeremiah (detail)

1511
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

Deep in sorrowful meditation and oppressed by the terrible anguish of his ominous predictions, Jeremiah leans forward, resting his bowed head on his hand and his elbows on his spread knees. The expression of the attendant on the left is also woeful, while the one on the right was repainted in the past, together with part of the prophet's hair, following serious damage caused by seepage of water.




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