Friday, November 24, 2017

Exhibition brings together the largest group of original drawings by Michelangelo

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Visitors view an oil painting of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment' by Marcello Venusti at the new Michelangelo exhibit titled 'Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 13, 2017 in New York City. The exhibit opened on Monday to the public and will run through February 12, 2018. Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP.
NEW YORK---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 for comparison and context. A towering genius in the history of Western art, Michelangelo was celebrated during his long life for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all of the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. [More]