Michelangelo Tour

Michelangelo Tour

He didn’t need full size plaster, or clay models, he believed that God put figures into the marble and the sculptor has just to reveal them….
This tour is about the personality and the aesthetic of the genius Michelangelo and his masterpieces. The Accademia Gallery is the place where we can feel the marble dust of his inspiration working on David, the sculptures of The Captives, Saint Matthew, Pieta di Palestrina…
With the echo of the hits of his hammer we will discover the ”Tragedy of the tomb” and we will admire David, the only one statue which changes expression. Do you know how to choose the best marble? I will tell you the secret of the great Maestro. Than we will go to the S. Lorenzo Basilica to meet him as an architect in the Library Laurenziana and to meet the marvellous Day and Night, Down and Dusk, the statues in the Cappelle Medicee behind the church. In the New Sacresty we will try to imagine the silence of this sacred place and to feel the genial spirit of Michelangelo in a synthesis of renaissance philosophy and aesthetic. We can see one of the last Pieta carved by Michelangelo in the Museum of the Cathedral and walking the Michelangelo’s Florence we will go to the Santa Croce Basilica, where the allegories of Sculpture, Architecture and Painting watch over his tomb.

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