Saturday, December 28, 2013

Michaelangelo’s Illustrated Grocery List

“Because the servant he was sending to market was illiterate, Michelangelo illustrated the shopping lists — a herring, tortelli, two fennel soups, four anchovies and ‘a small quarter of a rough wine’ — with rushed (and all the more exquisite for it) caricatures in pen and ink.” – Steve Duin, The Oregonian, October 17, 2009

The works of Michaelangelo, including this list, are permanently housed at Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy.


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