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The Era of Michelangelo
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The Era of Michelangelo
07/15/2004-10/10/2004

Michelangelo was the most influential artist of the 16th century in Italy. He was substantially involved in the ultimate fulfilment of the High Renaissance, and also provided essential stimuli to the art styles of Mannerism, the Counter-Reformation and the Baroque.

Taking as its starting point the famous drawings by Michelangelo at the Albertina, the exhibition unites nearly a hundred of the famous drawings by Michelangelo at the Albertina, the exhibition unites nearly a hundred of the most significant and most beautiful drawings created by other artists active during the Great Florentine’s own extensive lifetime (1475-1564). The show documents not only the overwhelming influence Michelangelo exerted upon his immediate students and successors, but also on artists from the most varied of Italian regions, among them Raphael, Fra Bartolomeo, Andrea del Sarto, Rosso Fiorentino, Primaticcio and Parmigianino, who all, at least during part of their careers, fell under the spell of the master. Nary a one of them succeeded in extricating themselves from the new monumental body language, which Michelangelo had developed in his art.

This show was also staged at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.



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Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian, (1475-1564)
b. March 6, 1475, Tuscany
d. 1564


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