Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564),
a towering genius in the history of Western art, is the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino („the divine one“) by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today.
Described by The New York Times as
“the must-see show of the season!“