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Michelangelo: Divino artista

Michelangelo: Divino artista

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Michelangelo: Divino artista
(Michelangelo: Divine Artist)

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Exhibition Catalog

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2020. Published by SAGEP Editori, Genoa.

384 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 28 x 23 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788863737295

Sculptor, painter, architect and poet, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the creator of incomparable works for moral tension, energy of form, complexity of the concepts expressed. For his multifaceted personality Buonarroti was defined as a universal artist starting with Giorgio Vasari who with this formula summarized a shared judgment. The team of curators and organizers has developed an exhibition itinerary that focuses special attention on one of the aspects for which the figure of Michelangelo can be said to be unique in the history of Western civilization: the exceptional nature of the encounters that dot his biography. In his prodigiously long and industrious life, in fact, the artist from early adolescence was in contact, thanks to his talent and, later, to his fame, with high-ranking figures of the Renaissance age, in key positions in politics, in religion, in culture. No other artist has ever been able to boast of having frequented two future popes under their own roof as young men, or of having served as many as six popes, or of having had direct relationships with patrons of the greatness of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the royals of France Francesco I of Valois and his daughter-in-law Caterina de 'Medici. The exhibition itinerary (as well as the catalog) is divided into sections, dedicated to the different periods of Michelangelo's long life, which include original works by the artist: sculptures - including the Madonna della Scala, a youthful masterpiece - and a large selected nucleus of autographed drawings, largely preserved in the Casa Buonarroti, together with sheets of Michelangelo's correspondence, rhymes and other original writings.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- 1400-1600 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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