Regular Posts Tagged ‘Michelangelo’
FrontRunners: Pietà Bust Reproduced
16th Sep 2010Posted in: Renaissance Art Comments Off on FrontRunners: Pietà Bust Reproduced

Michelangelo’s marble Pietà sculpture in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome depicts one of the most moving episodes of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of her son after he has been taken down from the cross. It was, and still is, considered the great masterpiece of the artist’s early career. Vatican artisans […]

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 […]

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 […]

9th Sep 2010Posted in: Michelangelo Buonarroti Comments Off on Insightsful Facts about Michelangelo

Insightful Facts about Michelangelo by Laura C. Johnson He lived to be 89 years old. Life expectancy during his time was 43 years. Michelangelo did not lie on his back when painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling. He stood. He was involved in a fraud when one of his statues (The Cupid) was almost passed off […]

1st Sep 2010Posted in: Media Comments Off on Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna

Casa Buonarroti Unveiling: Watch our unveiling event and see the Bruges Madonna on display in Italy.

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