13
Dec
10

Exhibition: ‘Michelangelo: The Dawings of a Genius’ at Albertina, Vienna

Exhibition dates: 8th October 2010 – 9th January 2011

.

Many thankx to the Albertina for allowing me to publish the fabulous drawings in the posting. The delineation of the body, the curvature and compression of muscles, the texture like that of rubbing the thumb and fingers together, the colour, the tension between form and space – all glorious! Please click on the drawings for a larger version of the image.

.

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Standing Male Nude Seen From Behind
1501-04
© Albertina, Vienna

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Pietà
around 1530-36
© Albertina, Vienna

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Risen Christ
ca. 1532
The Royal Collection
© 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Study of a Seated Young Man and Two Studies of the Right Arm (Recto)
around 1511
© Albertina, Vienna

.

.

“In a major exhibition scheduled for autumn and winter 2010, the Albertina will present around one hundred of the most beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. Precious works from the Graphic Arts Collection of the Albertina, as well as important loans from museums and private collections in Europe and the United States, will offer a hitherto unparalleled overview of the great Florentine’s entire oeuvre. 
The focus will be on the figural drawings by Michelangelo, who will be introduced here as the genius of a period of change, with his versatile talents as a draftsman, painter, architect, and sculptor. 
The show traces Michelangelo’s career from the artist’s juvenile works and designs for The Battle of Cascina to the world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the ingenious drawings he presented to Tommaso de’ Cavalieri, and the Crucifixion scenes dating from the artist’s late period, when he was almost eighty years old. At the same time, new clues as to the dating of individual works will be provided. Projections of the monumental ceiling frescoes, the incorporation of plaster casts of Michelangelo’s sculptures, as well as paintings by other artists based on the master’s designs are meant to illustrate the dimensions and impact of his art. New paths of didactic presentation will be forged through a documentation of contemporary history and the artist’s environment.

Between 8 October 2010 and 9 January 2011, the Albertina presents the first major Michelangelo exhibition in more than twenty years. This display of 120 out of the artist’s most precious drawings offers a comprehensive insight into the work of this great genius. The sheets come from the Albertina’s own holdings, as well as from important European and American museums – the Uffizi and the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Royal Library in Windsor Castle (property of the British monarch) and the British Museum in London – and private collections.

It was three years ago that curator Dr Achim Gnann began his preparations for this exhibition. His goal is to review those datings of Michelangelo’s drawings that have sometimes been considered controversial and elaborate on the evolution of the artist’s style with utmost clarity.”

Text from the Albertina website

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Male Nude Seen From the Back With a Flag Staff
ca. 1504
© Albertina, Vienna

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto)
1511/12
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
© 2007. The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Madonna and Child
1520-25
© Casa Buonarroti, Florence

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Half-Length Figure of Cleopatra (recto)
ca. 1533
© Casa Buonarroti, Florence

.

.

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Study of a Male Nude, Separate Study of his Head (recto)
1534-1536
© Teylers Museum, Haarlem

.

.

Albertina
Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 (0)1 534 83-0
F +43 (0)1 534 83-430

Opening hours:
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 9 pm

Albertina website

Bookmark and Share


2 Responses to “Exhibition: ‘Michelangelo: The Dawings of a Genius’ at Albertina, Vienna”


  1. December 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal site now 😉

  2. February 23, 2012 at 2:00 am

    A beautiful selection & display of Michelangelo’s drawings. They are a pleasure to study at this size & quality!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘Études’ 1994

Join 2,180 other followers

Follow Art_Blart on Twitter
Art Blart on Pinterest

Lastest tweets

Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

December 2010
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Archives

Categories


%d bloggers like this: