The Two Sides of Cleopatra

In an article from ARTnews, it is revealed that a drawing of young Cleopatra done by Michelangelo has more to it than previously thought. On the reverse side of the paper is a sketch of the same woman, grotesquely portrayed. The question arises: Was it drawn by Michelangelo?

Read the full article for all the details. For a closer look at both representations, visit ARTstor.

Left: Michelangelo, Cleopatra, c. 1533. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Right: unknown artist. Image via ARTnews, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Casa Buonarroti, Florence.

Left: Michelangelo, Cleopatra, c. 1533. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Right: unknown artist. Image via ARTnews, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Casa Buonarroti, Florence.

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