Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “once in a lifetime” Michelangelo exhibit, bringing together 150 drawings, three marble sculptures and other collected works opens on Monday.
The exhibit spans a lifetime of Michelangelo’s work, gathered from 54 museums and collectors across Europe and the states. This will be the Met’s largest ever Michelangelo exhibit. The institution will also display two rarely shown drawings and one sculpture from their own collection as well as his earliest painting, a wooden architectural model for a chapel vault, and a body of work by other artists for comparison and context.
Michelangelo’s (1475–1564) was widely considered a genius among his peers, earning the master draftsman the title Il Divino (“the divine one”), and his influence on Western art can still be felt today. Among the works in this incredible exhibit is a complete set of masterpiece drawings created for the artist’s friend, Italian nobleman, Tommaso de’ Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon (an illustration on strong, heavy paper or pasteboard to be used as a study for a painting, fresco or work on stained glass etc.) for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace.
The exhibition, entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” will open on November 13 and will run until February 18, 2018. You can find more information on Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website HERE and find ticketing info HERE.