Michelangelo drawings of his muse go on display





A series of drawings which Michelangelo made for a younger man he is thought to have fallen in love with, have gone on display at London's Courtauld Gallery.

The exhibition is built around his masterpiece The Dream (Il Sogno), bequeathed to the gallery in 1978.

It depicts a naked young man, thought to represent Tommasso de Cavalieri, being roused from sleep by a spirit.

The Michelangelo Dream exhibition, which also features handwritten sonnets to Cavalieri, will run until 16 May.



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