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CAPITOL MUSEUM: MICHELANGELO

"1564|2014 - Michelangelo. Meet with a universal artist"

For the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian Renaissance genius of which he knew to be universal interpreter as a sculptor, painter and poet, the Capitoline Museums are organizing a documentary exhibition on the life and works of an artist who had a total conception of art, in the sense that he lived at 360 ° immersing himself in his career as an artist conscious of not having a chance. Whoever asked him why he had not done family Michelangelo replied candidly that his sculptures were his sons that they handed down his name among posterity forever.

So in the halls of the Capitoline Museums will not only drawings, paintings, sculptures and architectural models to tell, as always, Michelangelo painter, sculptor and architect, but there is also room for his autograph correspondence, his letters and his poetry.

Because he wrote a lot of poetry: his Rime count 302 poems that reveals its fragile soul and passion and it certainly pays homage to Dante at a time when Petrarch was the beacon of Italian poetry.

But there are even a few matches kept alive by the Florentine master. He wrote to his nephew, the Vasari to discuss some points of his unauthorized biography, his lovers among which the correspondence with Vittoria Colonna, marquise of Pescara who also devoted love sonnets.

Openings: every day from Monday to Sunday 9 - 20 Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Tickets: The ticket office is in Piazza del Campidoglio, on the 1st floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori.
Information: Information, reservations at the Capitoline Museums, Piazza del Campidoglio 1-00186 ROMA. Tel. 06 39967800 / +39 060608
Disabled access: Via In the Temple of Jupiter

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