Exposition : « The Triumph of the Body : Michelangelo and 16th Century Italian Drawings », Budapest, Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, du 6 avril au 30 juin 2019

From spring 2019 the Museum of Fine Arts will host a show of the drawings of Michelangelo, the other genius of the Italian Renaissance. Drawing played a central role in the art of Michelangelo, who left behind an outstanding legacy mainly as a sculptor but also as a painter and architect. His drawings will allow an insight into the creative process of the master’s celebrated works, while also attesting to his virtuoso handling of drawing techniques to achieve a wide range of artistic expression.

The depiction of the human body was pivotal to Michelangelo’s art. The Budapest exhibition will display thirty of the master’s nude studies, loaned from the world’s most prestigious collections, including the British Museum, the Uffizi, the Louvre, the Casa Buonarroti, the Albertina, the Teylers Museum and the Ashmolean Museum. Michelangelo’s masterpieces, such as numerous drawings made for the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgement, will be shown in the constantly changing artistic environment of the 15th and 16th centuries, alongside drawings by his most talented contemporaries, including Leonardo, Raphael, Signorelli, Pontormo, Bronzino, Salviati and Rosso Fiorentino. The Budapest exhibition comprising eighty drawings will be the first to bring Michelangelo’s unparalleled art to the Hungarian public.

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