Det er British Museum som har utstillingen Michelangelo Drawings – closer to the Master.Kommentaren til Michelangelos forhold til sitt eget kjønn er krøkkete og tydeligvis problematisk, kanskje fantasiløs?

Michelangelo was close to a number of young men, including one of his pupils, Andrea Quaratesi, whom he met in the early 1520s. Although we might think of Michelangelo as homosexual, such notions of sexual identity were unknown in the Renaissance. Homosexual behaviour was common in Florence and sexual relationships between older men and adolescents were not unusual at this time.

Andrea Quaratesi (1528-1532)