Michelangelo: Bust of Brutus – Demos from my Cast Drawing #5: the Male Head Session
Michelangelo created this workaround 1540-1550, a decade or two after the fall of the Florentine Republic by the hand of Pope Clemente VII, who was a Medici and intended to return the control of the city to his Family. Michelangelo created this work to express his protest against all tyranny, but more specifically, against the Papal tyranny.
The man portrayed in this bust is particularly handsome, and his gaze particularly intense, the strong chiaroscuro effect in this photo highlights the bold sculpting technique of this unfinished masterpiece.
Michelangelo’s Bust of Brutus is now on show in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Tuscany, Italy .
In Roberto Osti‘s picture: Bust of Brutus (Marcus Junius Brutus, 85-42 BC). Marble sculpture made by Michelangelo Buonarroti.
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