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Michelangelo in Bronze: Revisiting the work of an artistic genius with eleven replicas
17th Dec 2010Posted in: Renaissance Art Comments Off on Michelangelo in Bronze: Revisiting the work of an artistic genius with eleven replicas

Giorno E Notte Firenze November 9, 2010 Raffaella Marcucci – La Nazione The Casa Buonarroti this year will be open to double its visitors from ten thousand to twenty thousand, this is also thanks to the synergy established last April with the Basilica of Santa Croce and to the intense programming of exhibitions, said Eugenio […]

David (Michelangelo)
14th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on David (Michelangelo)

David (Michelangelo) Circa 1501-4; height 16 ft 10 in. Michelangelo’s monumental David differs greatly from earlier interpretations of this subject by Donatello and Verrocchio. Whereas the earlier masters had depicted David victorious over the slain Goliath, many scholars believe that Michelangelo chose to reveal the critical moment just after David had made the decision to […]

Moses (Michelangelo)
12th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Moses (Michelangelo)

Michelangelo’s Moses (ca. 1513-1516; height ~92.5 inches) San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome The powerful and majestic figure of Moses is depicted during the most important moment in his life. The plates of the Ten Commandments indicate that he has come from Mount Sinai bearing God’s laws for the people of Israel. This is the last […]

Bust of Giuliano De’ Medici
11th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Bust of Giuliano De’ Medici

Bust of Giuliano De’ Medici (1519; height 25 ½ inches) In 1519, Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Leo X and his cousin, Cardinal Giulio de Medici (later Pope Clement VII), to create the marble portraits of Lorenzo and Giuliano de Medici for the family’s Chapel San Lorenzo in Florence. This New Sacristy was the symmetrical […]

Bruges Madonna and Child
9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Bruges Madonna and Child

The Bruges Madonna and Child (height 49 inches, depth 28 inches, width 24 inches Early in 1504, even as the David received its finishing touches, Michelangelo was already at work on a free-standing marble statue of the Madonna and Child. The Bruges Madonna, as it is known today, thus followed Michelangelo’s Pieta in St. Peter’s […]

Tondo Pitti
9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Tondo Pitti

Tondo Pitti (ca. 1504-5; diameter 31 inches) In the Tondo Pitti group (commissioned by Bartolomeo Pitti), any formal frame is ignored and this outline is slightly oval. The Madonna and Child are simpler and more clearly formed than in the Tondo Taddei. With her left hand she embraces the infant Jesus, who leans his whole […]

Tondo Taddei
9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Tondo Taddei

Tondo Taddei (ca. 1503; diameter 40 inches) The Tondo Taddei (at the Royal Academy, London), and the Tondo Pitti (at the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence) are the only two roundels (circular relief sculptures) carved by Michelangelo, produced when he was in his late twenties. Vasari asserted that Michelangelo created both tondos at about […]

Battaglia dei Centauri (The Battle of the Centaurs)
9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Sculptures Comments Off on Battaglia dei Centauri (The Battle of the Centaurs)

Battaglia dei Centauri (Battle of the Centaurs, ca. 1490-92; 31 x 35 inches) This is another of the earliest known sculptures by Michelangelo, created when he was only a teenager. According to Condivi (1553), who called this sculptural relief “The Rape of Deianita and the Battle of the Centaurs,” the subject had been suggested to […]

Michelangelo Experience Tour Central America
29th Aug 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Experience Tour Articles Comments Off on Michelangelo Experience Tour Central America

The Michelangelo Experience Tour intends to share this unprecedented collection of Michelangelo masterpieces with the Central American public. Final tour dates and locations are still being finalized with the anticipated debut in Mexico City in 2016. Providing the opportunity to study, explore, and pay homage to all of Michelangelo’s masterpieces in one location, this unparalleled […]

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