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Leonardo da Vinci - Portrait of a young girl
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Leonardo da Vinci - Self portrait
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Michelangelo Buonarotti - Male head
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Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, detto Perugino - Naked young man next to an old oriental dress
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Raffaello Sanzio - Young man study
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Pisces album
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Fish album
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Fish album
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Bird album
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Flower album
Leonardo da Vinci - Portrait of a young girl
Leonardo da Vinci - Self portrait
Michelangelo Buonarotti - Male head
Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, detto Perugino - Naked young man next to an old oriental dress
Raffaello Sanzio - Young man study
Pisces album
Fish album
Fish album
Bird album
Flower album

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Description

The drawing has been identified as a preparatory study for the figure of the Cumaean Sibyl in the vault of the Sistine Chapel, the great masterpiece created by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. It is undoubtedly a study from life by a male model, of which Michelangelo used it to elaborate the dynamism and the expressive form of the face. In the transition to the fresco, all that remained was to add the turbaned headdress that crowns the Sibyl in the fresco in the Vatican chapel. The sheet, a graphic masterpiece of the Renaissance, is a very important testimony of the artist's working method, who used drawing as a means to achieve the artistic goals he proposed.

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Filippo Marzocchi; Mattia Pajè

placeTurin, Piedmont, Italy

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