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Michelangelo 25 by Gilles Neret-You Will Probably Want More

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Michelangelo between earthly passions and fear of God

During the Renaissance, several great homosexual artists—from Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli to Michelangelo and Raphael—transformed the history of art, striving for ever closer imitation of nature while shaping it to their tastes. In their art ambiguous beings were born, half man, half woman; female breasts were planted on male busts and a young mans gaze peeped out beneath the eyelids of a Madonna.

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