Crouching Boy

Crouching Boy is a sculpture of the Renaissance Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo, preserved today at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. It is the only work by Michelangelo in the Hermitage. It was originally intended for the tomb of the Medici family in Florence.[1]

Crouching Boy
Italian: Ragazzo accovacciato
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ArtistMichelangelo
Yearc. 1530 - 1534
TypeMarble
Dimensions54 cm (21 in)
LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
Preceded byApollo (Michelangelo)
Followed byRisen Christ (Michelangelo, Santa Maria sopra Minerva)

DescriptionEdit

The Crouching Boy is a 54 cm marble sculpture and shows a boy, naked and turned in on himself, perhaps pulling a thorn from his foot. Even though the statue is not well finished, facial features, hair and body shapes are easily recognizable.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michelangelo - Crouching Boy". saint-petersburg.guide. Retrieved 2019-12-28.

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