Leonardo da Vinci, Self Portrait, c.1510-15
NUDE OF THE WEEK: Raphael, La Fornarina, c.1518-19
Raphael, The Marriage of the Virgin, 1504
Michelangelo, The Last Judgement, 1537-41
Click here for the Vatican Museums’ run-down of who’s who in Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel painting. My favourite figure is St Bartholomew, placed just below Christ, who is shown holding his own skin (Christian accounts tell of how he was skinned alive). The Museum explains that the figure of St Bartholomew is often believed to be a form of self portrait for Michelangelo.