Early drawings
by MICHELANGELO

In his early drawings Michelangelo copied with minor alterations figures from the works of the older Florentine masters, Giotto and Masaccio. These are large pen-and-ink drawings that occupy an entire sheet. In them Michelangelo not only uses a fine technique of densely spaced hatching but also limits himself to a few cursorily drawn lines when he only wants to suggest the figures in a rough manner.

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Two Male Figures after Giotto (recto)
1490-92
Pen and gray and brown ink over traces of drawing in stylus, 317 x 204 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Male Figure after Masaccio, Arm Studies (recto)
1492-93
Red chalk, pen and brown ink, 317 x 197 mm
Staatliche Gaphische Sammlung, Munich


Three Standing Men (recto)
1494-96
Pen and brown ink, 292 x 200 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna


Kneeling Man (verso)
1494-96
Pen and brown ink, 292 x 200 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna


St Jerome
1493-97
Pen and gray-brown and brown ink, 285 x 209 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Study of a Mourning Woman
1493-97
Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 260 x 165 mm
Private collection


One Kneeling and Two Standing Figures (recto)
1493-96
Pen in two shades of brown ink, traces of black chalk, 269 x 194 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem


Two Standing Figures in Profile (verso)
1493-96
Pen in two shades of brown ink, 269 x 194 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem


Woman Hoeing and Sitting Man (recto)
1493-96
Pen and brown ink, black pencil, 208 x 233 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem


Head of a Satyr
1501-03
Pen in brown and gray-brown ink, 130 x 130 mm
British Museum, London


Kneeling Female Nude in Profile (recto)
1503-04
Pen and brown ink on paper partly prepared in red, 258 x 153 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris



Summary of works by Michelangelo
Sculptures | Paintings | Sistine Chapel | Drawings | Architecture
Drawings
Early drawings | Studies for the Battle of Cascina | Studies for sculptures
Studies for the Sistine Chapel | Studies for the Medici tombs
Studies for Madonna and Child | Studies for Crucifixion scenes
Gifts to Cavalieri | Drafts for other painters | Various drawings



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