Curated by: Cristina Acidini
Sculptor, painter, architect and poet, Michelangelo Buonarroti was an architect of incomparable works for moral tension, energy of form, complexity of the concepts expressed. To the figure of Michelangelo, which can be said to be unique in the history of western civilization, and to its uniqueness that still appears timeless, Genoa dedicates the exhibition Michelangelo divine artist, produced and organized by the Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture and by the MetaMorfosi Cultural Association and curated by Cristina Acidini with Elena Capretti and Alessandro Cecchi.
From Thursday 26 March to 19 July 2020 Palazzo Ducale presents an exhibition that focuses special attention on a particular aspect of the uniqueness of the Tuscan master: the exceptional encounters that dot the biography of Buonarroti.
In his prodigiously long and industrious life, in fact, the artist from the early adolescence was in contact, thanks to his talent and, later, his fame, with high-ranking characters of the Renaissance age, in key positions in politics , in religion, in culture. No other artist has ever been able to boast, nor can he boast today, of having attended under their same roof two future pontiffs as youths (Leo X and Clement VII, of the Medici lineage), or of having served as many as seven popes, or of having had direct relationships with patrons of the greatness of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the royals of France, Francesco I of Valois and his daughter-in-law Caterina de 'Medici.