Michelangelo divine artist

Best Implemented Project of Temporary or Permanent Museum Exposition

About the project
Michelangelo’s art and life remain a source of wonder and admiration.
Everything about him seems to have been prodigious: his precocious talent, his multidisciplinary skill as sculptor, painter, architect and poet and the superlative quality of his powerfully affecting, complex work. Active during the magnificent, tempestuous era of Renaissance through Florence and Rome, his exceptional talent and charisma brought Michelangelo into contact with the most prominent political and intellectual figures of the time.
This prodigious life, strewn with the creation of world famous masterpieces, was the subject of this exhibition (Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy, from October the 21st, 2020 to July the 11th, 2021) that focused in particular on Michelangelo’s contact with exceptional figures, not least Giorgio Vasari, biographer of the artists, who created the myth of Michelangelo while the artist was still alive, as a creator both wondrous and singular – in a word, “divine”.

Genoa, Italy

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Applicant and authors of the project
Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genoa, Italy.
Exhibition design by Giuliano Macchia and Brunella Bronchi.

Other participants
The exhibition «Michelangelo divine artist», dedicated to the figure of Michelangelo Buonarroti, was produced and organized by Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture and MetaMorfosi Cultural Association and curated by Cristina Acidini with Elena Capretti and Alessandro Cecchi.