It's hard to say which feat was more grueling: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th century or the lengthy construction of the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The former took nearly 15 years to complete and was a serious toll on the legendary artist; the latter was finished 10 years late and $2 billion ove...

As breathtaking as they are, there are a couple of fundamental problems with Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes: They’re in Italy, and they’re on a very high ceiling. The new touring exhibit “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” solves both of those problems by recreating life-size reproductions of the famous Renaissance paintings. O...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that it is organizing the largest exhibition of Michelangelo works in its history, opening in November. The exhibition, titled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer,” will contain 150 drawings, three marble sculptures, his first known painting (“The Torment of Saint Anthony”), and other works,...

April 23, 2017 ~ 3:00 p.m. With Emily Fenichel, Ph.D. Tickets Available Through Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real ~ Boca Raton or JudyO@FriendsoftheUffiziGallery.org. Non-Member of Friends of the Uffizi Gallery ~ $10.00. Seating is Limited ~ Reservations are Recommended One of the most enduring relationships in Michelangelo's life was his pe...

There is a “secret” bond between the beauty of Michelangelo’s “Moses” and sunlight: it was discovered by Antonio Forcellino, the restorer and architect entrusted by the Superintendence for the Colosseum and the central archaeological area of Rome with cleaning the masterpiece, within a project for the restoration of the entire Tomb of Pope Julius I...

by Silvia Donati   In 2014, visitors entering the Sistine Chapel will be greeted by a gleaming light, seeming to radiate from the chapel's spectacular frescoes. That impression will be achieved thanks to 7000 LEDs which will illuminate the Sistine Chapel beginning February 18, 2014, to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the death of...

The Consulate General of Italy together with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and the municipalities of Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Seravezza, and Stazzemasustained by the Banca del Monte of Lucca Foundation present Michelangelo e la VersiliaThursday, December 4 - 6PM - Italian Cultural Institute -&n...

di Riccardo Chioni   Il Maestro le aveva unite all'inizio del XVI secolo e, a distanza di 500 anni le ha condotte assieme a Park Avenue per la mostra "Michelangelo e la Versilia", inaugurata dal Console Generale e dai sindaci di Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Forte dei Marmi e Stazzema all'Istituto italiano di Cultura. La visita alla mostra divisa...

Thursday, August 13, 2015 the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum went back to the past to the Renaissance period with a compelling presentation, focused on Michelangelo Buonarroti, by Ph. D Francesco Santoro. The event organized and sponsored in collaboration with the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW), had been attended by almost th...

  WTI Magazine #73    2015 November 27Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   In continuing my conversation on the famous line with which the Italians are popular, ("A people made of artists, poets, saints, philosophers, scientists and sailors) the description of "artists" seems to ignite a wider and more in depth conversation on "wh...