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Michelangelo: The Met Pays Tribute to the Italian Master

Joelle Grosso (May 11, 2017)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organizing its largest Michelangelo exhibition to date which will run from November 13th through February 12th, 2018. The upcoming show entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" will feature the Renaissance master's drawings, marble sculptures, and much more!

One of the biggested ar museum in the United States will soon pay tribute to perhaps the most talented and influential artist of all time, Michelangelo Buonarroti. In this special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer will show the mastery of this Italian icon in all mediums including drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture. In other words, this show is definitely a must-see for all art lovers in New York City.

Michelangelo: Il Divino 

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was a prolific creative genius who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Often called "Il Divino", or the divine one, by his contemporaries, Michelangelo proved himself to be a prodigy in every field of interest. Some of his most famous works include the Pietà, David, The Last Judgment, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The Met puts it best when they say that “his powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.”

Inside the Exhibition 

This exhibition will exhibit a remarkable range and number of works by the versatile artist that examine his rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer. The pieces that will be displayed have been selected from 54 public and private collections in the United States and Europe and a substantial body of complementary works by other artists will be presented as well for comparison and context. With 150 of Michelangelo’s virtuous sketches, three stunning marble sculptures, a wood architectural model for a chapel vault, the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his close friend Tommaso de’ Cavalieri, a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace and even his earliest painting, you cannot miss this rare opportunity at the Met. 

While eagerly awaiting the opening of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer on November 13th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, please visit www.metmuseum.org for more information.

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