Libyan Sibyl Study by Michelangelo Custom Rack Card
Libyan Sibyl Study (1511) is a red chalk drawing that Michelangelo (1475–1564) created before completing the fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. It is one of the finest surviving examples of Michelangelo's many drawings for the Sistine ceiling. Ironically, Michelangelo used a male model on which to base this study, the finished painting was of a woman. The sibyl is suspended in a dramatically twisted pose, or contrapposto.