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(Italian, active about 1550-80)
Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash over black chalk; incised (both figures) and pricked (left figure)
Support: Cream(3) laid paper (old perimeter mount still adhered to edges)
Sheet: 40.5 x 27.6 cm (15 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)
L. E. Holden Fund 1975.26.a
In order to understand the movement of the human form, Michelangelo was known to have studied flayed bodies (cadavers with their skin removed) and in fact made several drawings of them. Bartolommeo da Arezzo—a follower of Michelangelo working a generation after the master—became obsessed with studying corpses, even stealing them from local graveyards. On one side of this sheet (recto), he drew two views of the lower part of the same body, which is half flayed and shown hanging above the ground.
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