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Michelangelo Drawings: closer to the master

Michelangelo Drawings

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW exhibition entitled Michelangelo Drawings: closer to the master, can be seen at the British Museum until June 25, 2006.

Drawing on the outstanding collections of the British Museum, the Ashmolean and the Teyler Museum in Haarlem, Michelangelo Drawings gives visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow the evolution of some of the world’s most celebrated artworks.

The exhibition traces 60 years of the artist’s stormy life – from intimate studies made when he was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death.

It reunites material not seen together since the dispersal of his studio more than 400 years ago, offering a completely different perspective on the defining genius of the Italian Renaissance.

The exhibition operates on a timed-ticket entry, therefore advance booking is recommended.