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Michelangelo's secret room, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright Photographer

Michelangelo's Secret Room

Could these intricate sketches be the creation of the master, Michelangelo?  According to many scholars this is highly likely.
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
The drawings were found 50 years ago by chance, in a hidden room beneath the Medici Chapels Museum in Florence.  The narrow room had been used for coal storage concealing these artistic treasures for several centuries.
It is thought that this was the hiding place of Michelangelo, with some sketches resembling some of his most famous works.
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
The Stanza Segreta or hidden room, opens this month to the public, with limited access.  Only 4 people at a time for a duration of 15 minutes only.
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
I was lucky to have gained access just prior to the opening and in this online collection of images, some of the most striking of these drawings.
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
Michelangelo's secret sketches, Medici Chapels, Florence, Susan Wright photographer
The collection also includes the Medici Chapels and tombs with Michelangelo’s sculptures.
Medici Chapel, Florence, Italy, Susan Wright Photographer
Medici Chapel, Florence, Italy, Susan Wright Photographer
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Susan Wright is an editorial photographer based in Italy and Australia.

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