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Michelangelo's Last "Sketch"

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« on: January 07, 2008, 08:13:11 pm »








The Vatican newspaper headlined its report on
a long-lost Michelangelo drawing as
"The Last Sketch."

The drawing, apparently done before the
master's death, shows the design for the dome
of St. Peter's Basilica.
 






                                                       Michelangelo’s ‘last sketch’ discovered


                                Small drawing of dome for St. Peter’s was used to guide stonecutters





Osservatore Romano / EPA
By Frances d'Emilio
Thurs., Dec. 6, 2007

VATICAN CITY - A long-missing Michelangelo sketch for the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, possibly his last design before his death, has been discovered in the basilica’s offices, the Vatican newspaper said Thursday.

The sketch, drawn in blood-red chalk for stonecutters who were working on the construction of the basilica, was done by the Renaissance master in the spring of 1563, less than a year before his death, L’Osservatore Romano reported.

“The sureness in his stroke, the expert hand used to making decisions in front of unfinished stone, leave little doubt, the sketch is Michelangelo’s,” the newspaper wrote about the discovery, which it said will be presented at a news conference at the Vatican on Monday.
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