NYC's MET Museum Digitally Recreates Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Carmen C. Bambach, curator at the Museum's Department of Drawing and Prints
Michelangelo, The Archers, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor
Michelangelo, Three Labours of Hercules, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor
Our focus in the show is primarily on the originality of the artist.
Michelangelo, Studies for the Libyan Sibyl
In preparing the Met’s exhibition and making the selection of the over 200 works, it became especially important to focus the attention on Michelangelo’s disegno, its meanings and implications in the widest possible sense.
Michelangelo, Female Figure Seen in Bust-Length from the Front, Cleopatra, Casa Buonarroti, Florence
Michelangelo’s art also emphasizes the monumental, the permanent (even wishfully, the eternal), and the very execution of the work “by his hand” -- “di sua mano,” as so many documents and letters by his contemporaries confirm.
Michelangelo, Unfinished cartoon for a Madonna and Child, Casa Buonarroti, Florence
Michelangelo, Design for the Tomb of Pope Julius II della Rovere
Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Renato Miracco, Curator and Critic, Cultural Attache Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.