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Study for the Resurrection of Christ
16th Century
Born 1475 Italy, Died 1564
Study for the Resurrection of Christ
[Studio per un Cristo risorto 61 F]
black pencil on paper
38 x 25 cm  [HxW]
Casa Buonarroti, Firenze

Painter, sculptor, architect and poet of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo made a group of drawings about the Resurrection of Christ. The sense of twisting movement or contropposto is conveyed particularly by the many lines which capture the movement of the legs. There are touches of shading or chiaroscuro on the torso.

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