[Les Mains de Michel-Ange : How eighteenth-century connoisseurs made sense of the artist's hand].

This article focuses on a drawing, regarded by 18(th)-century amateurs as a masterpiece by Michelangelo, and serves as a point of departure to illuminate the amateur's fascination with the artist's hand. This self-referential representation of the artistic process attracted much comment among connoisseurs. As virtually all amateurs had their say on the… CONTINUE READING