Hidden Room of Michelangelo Sketches Opened in Florence

November 1 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Guardian have reported on news that a 'tiny chamber' beneath the Medici Chapels in the Basilica of San Lorenzo have been opened to members of the public. These rooms contain sketches on the walls which Michelangelo made whilst in hiding there in 1530, escaping a death sentence ordered by Pope Clement VII. The sketches were uncovered in 1975 and contain drawings of his previous works, including the famous David.

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