24 juin 2018

Giambologna, Michelangelo and the Medici Chapel explored in new exhibition

Giambologna after Michelangelo, The Day, Florence before 1574. Alabaster, Skulpturensammlung © SKD, Photo: Wolfgang Kreische. DRESDEN.- With his interior for the Medici Chapel in Florence, which he created between 1524 and 1534, Michelangelo achieved an unequalled climax in Renaissance sculpture. His monumental personifications of the Times of Day – Dusk and Dawn, Night and Day – are pairs of reclining figures on the sarcophagi of Giuliano and Lorenzo de’ Medici. Almost shocking in their nudity and bold poses, these figures... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2017

Exhibition devoted to the partnership between Michelangelo & Sebastiano opens

Sebastiano del Piombo, The Visitation, 1518-1519, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures (Inv. 357) © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Hervé Lewandowski LONDON.- The National Gallery had the honour of welcoming its Royal Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, to a Private View of The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano. During his visit The Prince of Wales toured the exhibition with the National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi and Chair of Trustees, Hannah Rothschild,... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2017

Exceptional loan to Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition announced

Michelangelo, The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Taddei Tondo'), about 1504-1505. Marble, 106.8 cm diameter. Royal Academy of Arts, London (03/1774) © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited. LONDON.- The only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in Great Britain - The Virgin and Child with the Infant St John, also known as the Taddei Tondo – has been announced as an exceptional loan to The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Michelangelo & Sebastiano (opens 15 March... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2016

"Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces" highlights museum's most notable works in new light

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606 – 1669), "Self-Portrait, Aged 23". Oil on oak panel, 1629. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (P21n6). BOSTON, MASS.- This spring, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston presents Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces, displaying 25 of the collection’s most esteemed works of art by masters including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, which will be moved from the Museum’s original palace into the contemporary Hostetter Gallery. The... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2016

"Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane" marks first time Renaissance master's works on view in Arizona

Michelangelo, Madonna and Child, c. 1524. Black chalk, red chalk, red wash, white heightening and ink. Collection of the Casa Bruonarroti, Florence, inv. 71F. Image credit: © Casa Buonarroti. All rights reserved. PHOENIX, AZ.- Phoenix Art Museum will be the site of the first exhibition in Arizona of artwork by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo beginning January 17, through March 27. The exhibition, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, features 26 rare and delicate sketches... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

'Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art' opens at the British Museum

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron (detail). Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC. © Trustees of the British Museum. LONDON.- This spring the British Museum will stage a major exhibition on the human body in ancient Greek art, sponsored by Julius Baer. This exhibition will explore the Greek experience and its preoccupation with the human form. To the ancient Greeks the body was a thing of beauty and a bearer of meaning. The remarkable works of art in the... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2014

Exhibition at Capitoline Museums in Rome lauds Michelangelo as a "universal artist"

  Jacopino del Conte, Ritratto di Michelangelo, circa 1535. © 2006 Musei in Comune ROME.- The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564. In the heart of the city, in that very Piazza del Campidoglio which the genius of Michelangelo made unique in the world, over one hundred and fifty works, of... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2012

Michelangelo's David

After a two year loan to the United States, Michelangelo's David is being returned to Italy... And a word of thanks to the proud sponsors that made his visit possible - McDonalds, Starbucks, & Burger King.
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28 juillet 2010

Brainstem, Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco

Brainstem, Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco BALTIMORE ().- Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers reports. These findings by a neurosurgeon and a medical illustrator, published in the May Neurosurgery, may explain long controversial and unusual features of one of the frescoes' figures. Michelangelo is... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2010

Colnaghi Celebrates 250th Anniversary with Commemorative Publication

To mark its 250th anniversary, Colnaghi is publishing Colnaghi – The History, an illustrated commemorative survey of the world’s oldest commercial art gallery and the only survivor of the grand Old Master galleries in London’s Old Bond Street. During the 250 years of the firm’s remarkable history, Colnaghi has been printseller to the Prince Regent, pioneer of photographic publishing and purveyor of some of the greatest Old Master paintings, drawings and prints to private collectors and museums around the world. The fascinating... [Lire la suite]