Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Metmuseum and Michelangelo

November 13, 2017
February 12, 2018
The Met - Fifth Avenue
The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899, 2nd floor
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The exhibition will present many works by the artist from Florence: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, some other things. The people will see also some complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Visitors will also be able to see a handwritten letter from Michelangelo owned by the Civic Bertoliana Library in Vicenza.


Buonarroti gifted to the friend de' Cavalieri four designs of a new type of real, complete work intended as gifts rather than sketches or studies. Giorgio Vasari argued at the time that they were very interesting works.
The four famous designs are titled: Punizione di Tizio, Rapimento di Ganimede, Caduta di Fetonte and the Baccanale dei Fanciulli.

the punishment of Tizio


Tommaso de 'Cavalieri, it seems, was a refined man to whom many artists demanded opinions. On his friendship with Michelangelo there were several gossips.
At the time the painter Marcello Venusti often asked Tommaso to look at Michelangelo's designs for making his paintings.

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In the spring of Rome, in the Capitol Museum, people saw the design "The Sacrifice of Isaac" by Michelangelo around 1530 and casually discovered in Casa Buonarotti in Florence.


the expo in Rome, spring 2017

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