The art of Michelangelo

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About

This two-day course introduces all of Michelangelo's major works, exploring his stylistic development, and situating his paintings, sculptures, drawings, poetry and architecture within the wider cultural context of the Italian Renaissance.

Provisional programme

Please note that this programme is subject to change:

Day 1: Friday 19 May

Morning: Michelangelo’s paintings

11–11.50am: 'Life and works' - putting the panel paintings in context

11.50am–12.05pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)

12.05–1pm: Case study: The Sistine Chapel

1–2pm: Lunch (not provided)

Afternoon: Michelangelo’s sculptures

2–2.55pm: Conclusions and beginnings: The independent sculptures

2.55–3.10pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)

3.10–4pm: Case study: The tomb of Julius II

Day 2: Friday 26 May

Morning: Michelangelo’s works on paper

11–11.50am: A restless spirit: Michelangelo's drawings and poetry

11.50am–12.05pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)

12.05–1pm: Case study: The collaboration with Sebastiano

1–2pm: Lunch (not provided)

Afternoon: Michelangelo’s architecture

2–2.55pm: Manipulating light and space: Michelangelo’s architecture in Florence

2.55–3.10pm: Break (tea and coffee provided)

3.10–4pm: Beyond the building: architecture and urban planning in Rome

Venue Details & Map

National Gallery

Address
Trafalgar Square
Westminster
London
WC2N 5DN
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7747 2885
Public transport:
Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester Square

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