Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer

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While visiting New York last week, I was lucky enough to take an afternoon to gather inspiration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A colleague had explicitly recommended that I NOT miss the Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer exhibit – a once in a lifetime display of the artist’s work.

As someone that has continually marveled at Michelangelo’s brilliantly nuanced and effortless sketch hand as both reference and inspiration, an opportunity to see these combined figurative and architectural works in person was something that I needed to feed my soul. Despite having to navigate the crowded fervor of the waning spectacle, the exhibit blew my mind!

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Although hardly doing the work justice, I managed to snap a few images in attempt to capture some of the details within Michelangelo’s beautifully layered, gestural sketches.

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On my flight back home, I cracked open my New Yorker to read their review of the exhibit. Their parting send-off succinctly articulates my inspired sensation after taking in the exhibit:

We will never get over Michelangelo. But we will also never know quite what to do with him, except gape.

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