Divine Draftsman & Designer
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently home to a-once-in-a-lifetime exhibition celebrating the work of visionary artist and inventor Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). Michelangelo’s considerable virtuosity in the fields of paintings, drawing and sculpture provide the foundation for all forms of Western art, as they are known today. Hailed Il Divino (“the divine one”) by his contemporaries for his masterful creative abilities, the technical constructs of Michelangelo’s work span far beyond traditional forms of art, impacting the fields of architecture and technology, amongst many others. This comprehensive exhibit presents a remarkable range of works by the groundbreaking artist, including 133 drawings, three marble sculptures, his earliest painting, a wooden architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a range of complementary works by a number of artists, providing comparison and context to the sensational exhibition.