A 16th century crucifix is ​​attributed to Michelangelo

A 16th century crucifix is ​​attributed to Michelangelo

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A wooden crucifix donated to the Louvre Museum in Paris attributed to Michelangelo sparks controversy in the art world.

Measuring 44 centimeters long, it represents the image of Christ on the cross and is known to It was made by an artist belonging to the Renaissance. Donors bought the crucifix in 1985 in Germany for the price of 5,000 marks from an antique dealer where they were told that it was the work of an anonymous 17th century artist.

Following the results of the studies carried out by scientists and historians, the Artistic Council of Museums of France has approved its introduction to public collections.

While some support the idea that knowledge of the musculature and anatomy show that it was made by Michelangelo, the Louvre does not attribute the author to this work, since seems incompatible with the ideal vision of the body that he had.

After a series of layers of paint and touch-ups, the original color as well as a layer of crystals characteristic of the time emerged in the wooden figure confirming that it was a sculpture made by a Florentine artist of great talent as is the case of Miguel Angel. Even so, the Louvre Museum does not have them all with him and affirms that it will exhibit the piece in the room associated with the author but more than anything because it is close to his style.

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