Why Michelangelo's Women Were So Manly?

Deconstructing the reasons behind Michelangelo’s “men with breasts”

Kamna Kirti
Counter Arts

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Night by Michelangelo. Her sturdy contoured legs and her left breast looks misshapen and stiff. Source-Public Domain

Michelangelo wrote in one of his poems, “I’m ugly.” He believed he did not meet societal beauty standards.

Despite this, he spent his entire life in pursuit of sublime perfection.

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Kamna Kirti
Counter Arts

Art and life enthusiast. I engage with art at a deep level. I love to document my life experiences. Mama to Yoda 🐕 and Rumi 👨‍👧‍👶