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

The Risen Christ

Black chalk, 325 x 190 mm
Casa Buonarroti, Florence

This study belongs to Michelangelo's compositions of the Resurrection of Christ. Although there are several other assumptions, these drawings were probably studies for a painting in the lunette above the double tomb of the Magnifici at the entrance wall of the Medici Chapel in Florence. In the present study the artist repeatedly changed the posture of the legs, obviously having different solutions in mind. The drawing anticipates the posture of Christ in the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.

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