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Michelangelo Architect in Rome (exhibit)

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Studio planimetrico per San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Firenze, Casa Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Studio planimetrico per San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Firenze, Casa Buonarroti

Rome: Musei Capitolini. From Oct 6 2009 to Feb 7 2010, an exhibit of over 100 drawings highlights Michelangelo‘s architectural contribution to the Eternal City. During his two periods of residence in Rome (1505 to 1516, and from 1534 to his death in 1564) he worked on St. Peter’s Basilica, the Piazza del Campidoglio, the Church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini and Porta Pia, and more. While many of these works remained incomplete, the drawings on exhibit, augmented by contemporary views in print, tell the story of the strong mark that the great artist left on the city of Rome.

Open Tues-Sun, 9-20
For more information, see the exhibition website (only in Italian)

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Alexandra Korey aka ArtTrav is a Florence-based art historian and arts marketing consultant.