Scholar Announces that Michelangelo Painted a Small “Last Judgement” in Oil

May 15, 2024 105

According to art scholar Amel Olivares, “A small Last Judgment with Christ the Judge and other figures from the famous fresco that can be admired in the Sistine Chapel,” was painted by  Michelangelo in oil on canvas. Amel Olivares’ research lasted more than 8 years and was presented to the Foreign Press in Rome. The work under investigation is “The Last Judgment of Geneva,” the traces of which had been lost for more than 100 years.

Olivares, a specialist in Renaissance art, collaborated on the project with art history and conservation scholar Monsignor José Manuel del Rio Carrasco. According to the reconstruction, it was a gift from Michelangelo to painter Alessandro Allori, who used it as a model to make an Altarpiece in the Basilica Santissima Annunziata in Florence. 

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