Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475–1564) was the archetypal Renaissance man. He was a painter, sculptor, architect and so-called genius of human anatomy. His contemporaries described him as an uomo terribile, referring to the terribilità—the ability to inspire awe—of both his work and his personal character.
We’ll consider almost all of Michelangelo’s work. We’ll examine sculptures from his juvenilia (such as Madonna of the Stairs and Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs) to his last work, the Rondanini Pietà. We will explore his painting, including the frescoes for the Sistine and Paolina chapels, and the Doni Tondo. We’ll also consider his architectural projects, such as his work on the Basilica of St. Peter.
A $40 discount will be applied automatically for adults 55+.