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  • With chalk sketches, the Met captures the making of Michelangelo

    With chalk sketches, the Met captures the making of Michelangelo

    • Nov 25, 2017

    While the whole world knows Michelangelo’s finished works, from the Sistine Chapel to his statue of David, what we don’t often see is how the Renaissance genius got to that point. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art does just that by collecting his chalk drawings, showing the artist maturing.
    “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer” runs through February 12th.

  • Major Costume Exhibit at Met Museum to Feature Vatican Art

    Major Costume Exhibit at Met Museum to Feature Vatican Art

    • Nov 8, 2017

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Wednesday that the theme of its 2018 costume exhibition would be “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The exhibition will feature over 50 garments on loan from the Vatican, along with over 150 pieces from the Met’s own collection. The curator of the exhibition says art has historically been a bridge between believers and unbelievers.

  • Finding artistic inspiration from Michelangelo: A pilgrimage to Rome

    Finding artistic inspiration from Michelangelo: A pilgrimage to Rome

    • Sep 28, 2017

    Brooklyn artist James Raczkowski, who painted in March a 20.5 by 23 foot rendering of the ‘Creation of Adam’ along with two fellow artists in New York, finally got a chance to see the real deal when he visited the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican museums and looked up to its impressive vault painted by Michelangelo. An Iraqi war veteran, Raczkowski showed with his artistic pilgrimage that no matter how many centuries go by, the work of the Florentine master continues to be a source of inspiration for artists today.

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