Michelangelo, The Frugal Genius: Article in The Wall Street Journal

October 16, 2014
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Michelangelo was a notorious miser. He drew on every scrap he found around his studio, only on rare occasions beginning a drawing on a fresh sheet (typically when the sheet was intended for a patron’s eyes). He drew incessantly, so that while the drawings that are most widely reproduced suggest absolute mastery and polish, they are not representative of the many more that show him in the often awkward or halting process of working out an idea…

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