Close

Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This shop is taking a short break.

Want to know when they return?

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
This reproductions are new, individually printed and proofed, superior quality, giclee* process, fine art prints.

Each is printed on 100% cotton rag acid-free, heavyweight fine art paper with a smooth matte finish and archival pigment inks to ensure permanence.

Reproduced at Michelangelo's actual dimensions, they are printed on larger 15 x 12 inch paper to allow ample room for matting and framing.

The Sistine Chapel Drawings of Michelangelo

Study for the Creation of Adam, 1511
Study for the Libyan Sybil, 1510
Ignudo Study, 1510

Actual Size Fine Art Reproductions

Bonus Print: Ideal Head of a Woman, c. 1525

Michelangelo Bounarroti (Florence, 1475-1564) is considered the greatest artistic genius of the Renaissance. Sculptor, painter, architect, draftsman and poet his legacy includes the sculptures of David and The Pieta.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks in western civilization. For this commission from Pope Julius II, Michelangelo painted 340 frescoes across a curved barrel vault ceiling of 10,000 square feet.

Study for the Creation of Adam, c. 1511
Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis of which The Creation of Adam is the best known, having an iconic standing equaled only by Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless imitations.

This highly detailed red chalk drawing, Study for the Creation of Adam, a reclining nude male extending his left arm while bending his left knee – a pose now famous the world over, was the original concept for Chapel’s great signature masterpiece fresco, The Creation of Adam.

The only surviving preparatory drawing of Adam for the fresco, this image was most certainly drawn using a live nude model arranged in the desired position and then carefully sketching the trunk, limbs and muscles. The refinement of detail in this small study suggests that it was the last one executed before Michelangelo produced a squared, full size cartoon (the drawing needed to be increased by a factor of eight) to be transferred to the surface of the ceiling.

Original Medium: Red chalk on paper: Reproduction: Fine Art Paper; pigment inks
Image Size – actual: 10.5 x 7.5 inches (on larger 14 x 11 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing)

Study for the Libyan Sybil, c. 1510
The twisting figure in this chalk study for the fresco of the Libyan Sibyl is a striking example of how Michelangelo imbued flat drawings with the force and three dimensional volume of sculpture. Note how the contours of the figure’s twisting back reveals the torsion in the interplay of human musculature and movement.

Original Medium: Red chalk on paper: Reproduction: Fine Art Paper; pigment inks
Image Size – actual: 11.4 x 8.4 inches (on larger 14 x 11 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing)

Ignudo Study, c.1510
Michelangelo placed pairs of ignudi, nude youths, in the corners of each of the narrative fresco panels running across the center of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Distinctive to all of his fresco painting is the solid, sculptural quality his nude figures exhibit. In his Igundi he twisted and contorted the figures through a range of new and original poses.

Original Medium: Red chalk on paper: Reproduction: Fine Art paper; pigment inks
Image Size – actual: 10.9 x 8 inches (on larger 14 x 11 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing)

Ideal Head of a Woman, c. 1525
Michelangelo occasionally made highly finished drawings in red or black chalk as gifts for friends. Called “presentation drawings”, they were meant to be finished works of art in their own right. Speculation identifies this drawing to be the profile of Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa di Pescara, a close friend of the artist.

Original Medium Black chalk on paper: Reproduction: Fine Art Paper; pigment inks
Image Size 10 x 8.25 inches (on larger 14 x 11 inch paper to allow ample borders for matting and framing)

NOTE: The Da Vinci Art Prints watermark on this image is for computer viewing only and of course NOT on the actual print.

PayPal only please. Prints ship in a heavy protecti cardboard tube.

**the giclee process produces a high quality, fine art reproduction from a high-resolution digital file of an image. The file is then printed with a high-resolution photo generation printer on a fine art paper. Most artists and working photographers today use the giclee process to produce reproductions of their original artwork and photographs.

As with any original art or fine art reproduction, it is recommended that prints are framed and displayed under glass to prevent color fade or shift over the years.

Fine Art Reproductions. Sistine Chapel Studies, c.1510-11. Drawings by Michelangelo. 4 Fine Art Prints.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton rag paper, colorful archival pigment inks, heavyweight paper, smooth matte finish, heavy cardboard tube
  • Ships worldwide from New Jersey, United States
  • Feedback: 306 reviews
  • Favorited by: 18 people