Check Out Michelangelo’s Grocery List Complete With Illustrations


Michelangelo’s Grocery List

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Taking a look at this grocery list written (and drawn) by Michelangelo is a delightful peek into the famous artist’s everyday life.

The great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo ate fish and bread like most everybody else. In his 16th century handwritten list of 15 grocery items with accompanying illustrations, the artist requested fish, bread, two fennel soups, a herring (un aringa), four anchovies, tortelli, and wine (“un bocal di vino”), among other items. [Hyperallergic]

Archived at the Florence museum Casa Buonarroti, the list is among a collection of the artist’s “handwritten notes.”

Read more at Hyperallergic.


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