Is It Genuine?

May 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm (By Miles Lascaux)

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Supposedly by Michelangelo, at age 12 or 13.

-Miles Lascaux

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4 Comments

  1. chickenlittle said,

    Obviously, this was done as he passed through the equivalent of a modern death metal phase for pre-teen boys. He turned out OK though huh?

  2. mileslascaux said,

    Motörhead Michelangelo?

  3. amba12 said,

    There are incongruities of style and substance that make some scholars raise a doubting eyebrow. These same traits cleave it to Michelangelo’s biography and make other experts sure that it is the painting of record. Two 16th-century Michelangelo biographers and the text record from the artist’s funeral mention this painting and some of its salient details.

    Just the kind of story a really clever forger would seize on.

    Whoever painted this, they could use him in Hollywood.

  4. amba12 said,

    As in, “Get me Chekhov.”

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