Ignudo from the Sistine Chapel ceiling

The Ignudi are the 20 athletic, nude males that Michelangelo painted as supporting figures at each corner of the five smaller narrative scenes that run along the centre of the ceiling. The figures hold or are draped with or lean on a variety of items which include pink ribbons, green bolsters and enormous garlands of acorns. [Source: Wikipedia]


1508 A.D.

1512 A.D.