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In pictures: Michelangelo exhibition

The Resurrection

Nearly 100 drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), including The Resurrection, are on display at the British Museum for three months.

An Old Man Wearing a Hat

It is the first time in 30 years that the museum has exhibited artworks by the Renaissance artist.

The Erythraean Sibyl

The exhibition focuses on Michelangelo's drawings, such as The Erythraean Sybil, which were used as first drafts for many of his paintings and sculptures.

Study for Adam

This study would eventually become the Creation of Adam, part of Michelangelo's spectacular Sistine Chapel ceiling.

The Lamentation

The works on display include the Crucifixion scenes the artist drew shortly before his death.

Study for Haman

This pen drawing, entitled Study for Haman, was used as a starting point for The Crucifixion of Haman.

Design for a Salt Cellar

Michelangelo burnt large numbers of his drawings, making the ones on show even rarer.

A Seated Male Nude Twisting

The Teyler Museum in the Netherlands and Oxford's Ashmolean Museum have loaned drawings for the show.

Studies for a Double Wall Tomb

The chronological exhibition puts particular emphasis on drawings linked to the artist's most important work.

The Risen Christ

The exhibition, including this study for The Risen Christ, can be seen at the British Museum in London from 23 March to 25 June 2006.




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