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Bronze per Michelangelo
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Bronze per Michelangelo

Arte & Arte Online
This article has been translated from Italian to English.

The tradition of Marinelli Artistic Foundry is based on three generations from now we can define famous artifacts, from bronze casting of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s, dating back to the jubilee year 1950, the spiral staircase access to the Vatican Museums. As for our city, just to mention the Bacchus Giambologna al Ponte Vecchio, the Pig by Pietro Tacca in New Market, the four figures at the base of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini in the Loggia dei Lanzi: replicas that the Florentines were accustomed Meanwhile, to see that the precious originals were stored.
The works carried out by a group of craftsmen who still work the old, to play life-sized sculptures that are part of the history of our country. Over the years becomes more and more rare and valuable work of this kind, also because of the need to redo SIDEV possession of ancient and very hard to find cast taken from the original, as can be seen if you visit the unique collection of plaster casts of Marinelli Artistic Foundry at Poggibonsi. It is a production that touches particularly significant moments with life-size reproductions of masterpieces by Michelangelo, including Saint Peter’s Pieta, already exhibited in the museum of the Casa Buonarroti in April 2007. Particularly appreciated by the public also raised the Bruges Madonna and Child, this last year in the museum in a thrilling bronze drawing from the same foundry.

The previous experiences have convinced happy to host the Casa Buonarroti, from 10 November this year until January 10, 2011, eleven bronze medals taken from masterpieces by Michelangelo. In the courtyard of the museum will be located an impressive Moses and the New Sacristy in the Medici Madonna, the original marble is without doubt one of the high points of a carrierasuprema, while in the exhibition halls on the ground floor the visitor can admire a large series of bronzes , starting dall’adolescenziale Madonna of the Stairsending with the extreme, tragic The Rondanini Pieta.

The Florence exhibition is enriched by three original documents relating to the Buonarroti Archive events linked to Bacchus, the New Sacristy and the tomb of Pope Julius II laid the Moses has at last become the central element. Documents that help us understand how Michelangelo svolgesse his work, from the quarry to the location of the work over, and brought him much suffering the “tragedy of the burial” of Julius II.
The bronzes have been commissioned by the Marinelli Foundry Art New Renaissance Art, the American company that deals with the dissemination of these works in the world and is organizing an exhibition tour in the U.S. called “The Michelangelo Experience”.
This exhibition will launch the “Michelangelo ExperienceTour” created by David Newren New Renaissance of Art in collaboration with the Casa Buonarroti and the Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry.

The purpose of the tour is to celebrate the beauty, genius and inspiration of the works of Michelangelo and to acquaint the general public his unparalleled artistry, sharing the artistic heritage of Italy with that part of the world will never have the opportunity to see the original works in Italy. This will give you the opportunity to see live a unique collection of sculptures by Michelangelo, the only of its kind the world has ever seen.

Taken one by one, every work of Michelangelo is deep; imagine their strength and inspiration if they were ever assembled in one collection in one place. This exhibition, “The Michelangelo Experience Tour”, does just that, putting together many of the most famous works of Michelangelo, who throughout his career, Madonna of the Stairs, who created just fifteen, who sculpted the The Rondanini Pieta in his extreme old age, while he was approaching his death in 1564, when the artist was now 89 years.
After the exhibition in the Casa Buonarroti, the tour will move to the United States, Mexico and some Asian countries.

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