19 mai 2022

Michelangelo's first nude sells for $24.4 million

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures. Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. PARIS.- Christie’s Paris Old Masters sale began with the momentous sale of A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures by Michelangelo, selling for €23,162,000 / £19,645,462 / $24,380,019, establishing it as the most expensive work by the artist to have ever sold, the highest price ever achieved for a work on paper offered... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2022

A rediscovered Michelangelo drawing to be sold in Paris on 18 May 2022

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures. Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in. Estimate on request. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie's announced the sale of a previously unknown drawing by Michelangelo, A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures, executed early in his career. This exceptionally rare work, one of the very few drawings by Michelangelo still in private hands, will be auctioned on 18 May... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2020

Getty Museum opens 'Michelangelo: Mind of The Master'

Left: Studies of the Upper Body of a Man, and Separate Studies of an Arm, a Hand, and an Ear; Sketch of a tree (detail), 1511–12, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red and black chalk. Right: Seated Male Nude, and a Study of His Right Arm (detail), 1511, Michelangelo Buonarroti, red chalk, heightened with white. Both Images: Teylers Museum, Haarlem. Purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Michelangelo: Mind of the Master brings a collection of rare Michelangelo drawings of the highest... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

The Cleveland Museum of Art features more than 50 drawings by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo

Seated male nude, separate study of his right arm (recto) (detail), 1511. Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Red chalk, heightened with white; 27.9 x 21.4 cm. Teylers Museum, Haarlem, purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem. CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art displays a selection of some of the finest and most celebrated drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) in the extraordinary exhibition, Michelangelo: Mind of the Master. Organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the J. Paul... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2019

UK premiere of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: A Different View

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel A Different View. The Creation of Adam.  WINCHESTER.- The magnificent Sistine Chapel in the Vatican takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored the Roman building between 1477 and 1480. Just over a quarter of a century later in 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564) to paint the chapel’s huge ceiling. Such was the enormity of the task, it took the artist and his assistants four years to complete. Faced by the challenges of the... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

Marble sculpture by Michelangelo to remain at The Met for another 10 years

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Cupid, ca. 1490. Marble. Overall (wt confirmed): H. 37 x W. 13 1/4 x D. 14 in., 177lb. (94 x 33.7 x 35.6cm, 80.2867kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (L.2009.40) NEW YORK, NY.- The Cultural services of the French Embassy and The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the renewal of a loan agreement pertaining to one of the earliest known works by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) that is also his sole... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2019

The Triumph of the Body – Michelangelo and Sixteenth-century Italian Draughtsmanship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Seated Male Nude (detail), c. 1511. Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564). Red chalk with highlights in white lead; 27.9 x 21.4 cm. Teylers Museum, purchased in 1790. © Teylers Museum, Haarlem BUDAPEST - The exhibition opening on 5 April in the Museum of Fine Arts will be the first to bring Michelangelo’s unparalleled art to the Hungarian public. Triumph of the Body: Michelangelo and Sixteenth-Century Italian Draughtsmanship displays eighty drawings by Michelangelo and his most talented contemporaries, including thirty of... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2018

Exhibition traces the emergence and influence of the nude in Renaissance art

Allegory of Fortune, about 1530, Dosso Dossi (Giovanni di Niccolò de Lutero), oil on canvas. The J. Paul Getty Museum. LOS ANGELES, CA.- Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, Renaissance artists made the nude central to their art, creating lifelike, vibrant, and varied representations of the human body. This transformative moment is one that would shape the course of European art history and resonate through the present day. On view at the J. Paul Getty... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Marcello Venusti after Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Last Judgment, 1549, oil tempera on poplar wood, Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples. HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples, an exhibition highlighting the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III (1468–1549) and the vital role that drawing played in artistic production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Largely drawn from the... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

Exhibition brings together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo

NEW YORK, NY.- Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, presents a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, and his wood architectural model for a chapel vault. A substantial body of complementary works by his teachers, associates, pupils, and artists who were influenced by him or who worked in collaboration with him are also being displayed... [Lire la suite]
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