Michelangelo’s exceptional representations of women left lasting repercussions even after his death in 1564 at the age of 89. Although he is best known for his images of David, Christ and Adam, Michelangelo’s artistic repertoire also pioneered innovative depictions of the female form. Michelangelo’s greatest compendium of female imagery was the Sistine chapel ceiling, where … More Michelangelo, Vasari and their Women
Several years ago, while conducting research on the religious art of Italian Renaissance painter, architect, and author, Giorgio Vasari (1511-74), I was both surprised and delighted to discover a previously unknown portrait of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) at the far left edge of Vasari’s painting depicting Christ Carrying the Cross (1568-72) in Santa Croce. The large … More Hiding in Plain Sight: Vasari and Michelangelo at Santa Croce
Five and a half centuries after his birth, the city of Florence honors its most famous painter Michelangelo Buonarroti. Santa Croce was one of the stops for the special ceremony, which included laying a laurel wreath underneath Michelangelo’s family tomb. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so … More Happy 540th Birthday Michelangelo!!
A new medal commemorating 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo is going to be presented on Saturday, October 25th on the occasion of the conference, Michelangelo: Nuove proposte di lettura, organized by Casa Buonarroti Foundation, in the Cenacolo of Santa Croce. In producing a new commemorative medal, Opera di Santa Croce and Casa Buonarroti … More A New Medal for Michelangelo
Conferenza L’uomo Michelangelo Buonarroti dott. Marco Palumbo Giovedì, 6 marzo, ore 17.30 Basilica di Santa Croce, Sala Maddalena Pz. Santa Croce 16, Firenze In occasione dei 450 anni dalla morte di Michelangelo, lo Studio Teologico per Laici di Firenze, propone una conferenza dal titolo L’uomo Michelangelo Buonarroti la quale cerca di indagare e dar risposta a … More Conferenza ‘L’uomo Michelangelo Buonarroti