Thursday, May 18, 2017

Met Museum brings back Michelangelo's first painting in new exhibition

"The Torment of Saint Anthony" (1487) by Michelangelo Buonarroti.  Tempera on panel 18 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.
NEW YORK---The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that it is organizing the largest exhibition of Michelangelo works in its history, opening in November. The exhibition, titled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” will contain 150 drawings, three marble sculptures, his first known painting (“The Torment of Saint Anthony”), and other works, from collections all over the United States and Europe. The exhibition, organized by Carmen C. Bambach, is set to open Nov. 13 and will run through February 2018. [More]
“Archers Shooting at a Herm” is one of the 150 drawings by Michelangelo that will be on display this fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Credit ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST/HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2017,