Michelangelo: Bust of Brutus

Michelangelo: Bust of Brutus – Demos from my Cast Drawing #5: the Male Head Session

Michelangelo Bust of Brutus

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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Cast Drawing #5: the Male Head

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Thursday, –

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


Drawing with... #24: Giacometti!

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Wednesday, 10/05/2022 – 10/05/2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


Block figures: The Whole Thing!

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Monday, 10/03/2022 – 11/07/2022

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST


Open Drawing Sessions #32: Asaro Head!

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Wednesday, 09/28/2022 – 09/28/2022

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


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roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.

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