“Thinking Aloud”: Curator Carmen Bambach on a Drawing for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Carmen Bambach, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses Michelangelo’s Studies for the Libyan Sibyl, an intimate preparatory drawing for the enormous figure of the Libyan Sibyl in the ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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