You may have heard of a certain artist named Michelangelo, arguably one the most famous artists of all time, whose work is some of the most recognized. (How many pop culture references to "The Creation Of Adam" have you seen in your life?) But you may not have heard of his secret stash of drawings, which researchers found hundreds of years after his death. The drawings are on the walls of a small, cell-like room beneath the Medici Chapel of the Basilica di San Lorenzo chapel in Florence. And here's where the story takes a turn for the even more interesting: He was holed up there for months while the Medici family wanted him dead.
Michelangelo's Sistene Chapel Ceiling
The history of one of art's most breathtaking works.
A Short Biography Of Michelangelo
You know the art, but do you know the artist?
Written by Curiosity Staff September 30, 2016
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