Michelangelo’s secret room: a hidden wonder in Florence

Dec 27, 2018 959

Michelangelo has left us amazing masterpieces, adored in the entire world: the Pietà, the iconic David, Moses, Laocoön, the unparalleled frescoes for the Sistine Chapel, and dozens of other works. Yet it is impossible for us to really know his private life, what he felt and lived as an artist and man of his time.

Perhaps an interesting and little-known fact that may help us better understand this great artist is that for three months, in the summer of 1530, he lived in a “secret room”, trying to hide and escape from the Medicis’ revenge after they returned from exile (as he had betrayed them and supported the revolt that had overthrown them).

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SOURCE: http://www.italianways.com/

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