In the archives of the Vatican found the last figure Michelangelo

In the archives of the Vatican found the last figure MichelangeloSketch of one of the parts of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, made by the hand of Michelangelo (1475-1564), found in the Vatican archives. It is believed that this is the last work of a famous artist, made shortly before his death in g.This is the BBC, citing the Vatican media.The drawing, executed in red chalk, is a detail picture of one of the radial columns that make up the drum of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It is assumed that the drawing served as a manual for the stonecutters."Confidence lines, steady hand of a master, used to make decisions in stone processing, leave little doubt that this is the work of Michelangelo", - writes the edition.Michelangelo was appointed chief architect of St. Peter's in 1546, when he was 72 years old. A sketch of Michelangelo - a rarity, since the artist was often ordered to destroy his sketches. This sketch was not destroyed only because the construction Manager has used the back side of the paper records relating to problems with the transportation of the stone through the streets of Rome.This is not the first case when Michelangelo found in archives and museums. So, in 2002, the storeroom of the National design Museum in new York was accidentally found another picture of the master. He was among the paintings by unknown artists of the Renaissance. On a sheet of paper the size of h cm the artist has depicted a menorah is a candle holder for seven candles, which are lit during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.The drawing was purchased by the Museum in 1942 for $ 60. Now its cost is estimated at 10-12 million. Source: archives of the Vatican found the last figure Michelangelo.



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