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Perspectives Art Explained

Deconstructing Michelangelo's process from a Sistine Chapel study

Feb 20, 2013 3 MINUTES
"I can see the humanity in a way, the figure breathing."

Curator Carmen Bambach on Michelangelo's "Studies for the Libyan Sibyl."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Paul Lachenauer

Photo of Sistine Chapel ceiling by Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

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