Laura Gascoigne

Fascinating insight into the mind of Michelangelo

In the drawings from the artist's last decade, which are at the heart of a new British Museum show, the emphasis is on frailty rather than power

Study for the ‘Last Judgment’, c.1534–36, by Michelangelo Buonarroti. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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