15 April 2010

Groundwork: above: a Michelangelo study of a male torso, a preparatory study for his Bruges Madonna sculpture (1501-04); below: a Mantegna under­drawing for his painting The Madonna of the Victory (1496). They are among eight preliminary studies for larger works, from the forthcoming exhibition “Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renais­sance Drawings”, British Museum, 22 April-25 July


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