Curated by: Marc Bormand, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi, Francesca Tasso
The exhibition, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, is dedicated to Italian Renaissance sculpture, from Donatello to Michelangelo (around 1460-1520). The exhibition aims to highlight, through sculpture, in dialogue with the other arts (painting, drawings, art objects), the main themes that run through Italian art in the second half of the fifteenth century, up to the time of apogee of the Renaissance, with one of the greatest creators of the history of art, Michelangelo. Among the great innovations that the Renaissance brings with it, there is the new interest in the representation of the human figure which from this moment ceases to be disconnected from emotions, from the soul. In the innovative interpretation given by the sculptors of this time, it is through the attitude of the bodies that the movements of the soul are made visible. The exhibition is divided into four major sections, with over 120 works from the most prestigious museums in the world, developing the same path hosted in the Louvre with the exception of the last room which saw the Slaves (or Prisons) on display and in Milan the Pietà Rondanini: both works by Michelangelo, both immovable.