Michelangelo in Vienna

Starting Friday, October 8, 2010, art lovers in Vienna will be able to enjoy “Michelangelo. The Drawings of a Genius” at the Albertina.

The Albertina will present the first major Michelangelo exhibition in more than twenty years and a collection of 120 of the genius’ most valuable drawings will be on display.

Michelangelo at Albertina

Michelangelo. The Drawings of a Genius is the title of this latest exhibition at the Albertina. The exhibition centres around the drawings of human figures by the Tuscan master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).

The presented works range from the earliest preserved drawings and the twelve designs for the wall painting The Battle of Cascina to the drafts for the world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Paintings and reliefs created after designs by Michelangelo will also be on display.

Special Exhibit:

A letter by Michelangelo in sonnet form to his lover Giovanni da Pistoia, in which the artist describes the strenuous work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. And, the presentation of the exhibition features a new element – The ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel will be projected inside the Albertina.

Exhibition  : Michelangelo. The Drawings of a Genius
Place         : Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district
Dates        : Oct 8, 2010 – Jan 9, 2011

Website     :  www.albertina.at

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