For the past five centuries, Michelangelo’s David has been celebrated for its sculptural perfection and its embodiment of youthful beauty and strength. Now, Italian officials want the sculpture to help showcase Italian craftsmanship and high-tech expertise in the digital age. Over the next several months, a battery of Italian engineers, technicians...

David by Michelangelo was the destination of tourists in Florence, Italy, when I went before the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic. Tourist groups moved to the Accademia Gallery . The original  David is kept in the Accademia. The Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo Square, has the second David copy.  We purchased tickets for the museum. Every tourist was permitt...

June 1 at 2pm EDT. $10. Presented by author, Linda Cardillo. Organized by Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Click here for more info & to register. Linda Cardillo, the award-winning author of fiction that explores the search for connection and belonging, will present the journey (both physical and metaphorical) she undertook in creating her late...

Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists and sculptors of the Renaissance, and had a major influence on the development of art in the Western world. His greatest known masterpiece is of course the colossal stone sculpture of David who stands victoriously in pride of place in the Galleria dell’Accademia in Michelangelo’s home city of Florence....

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, that all ideas have been formulated – and reformulated – countless times. In an age when we are bombarded by content, it’s telling that we are insatiably drawn to the ‘classics’ as a purer form of engagement with art. We seek out recognizable paintings, sculptures and buildings of times gone by. But we ha...

February 25–June 7, 2020, Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Michelangelo was one of the most creative and influential artists in the history of Western art. This exhibition explores the full range of his work as a painter, sculptor, and architect through more than two dozen of his extraordinary drawings, including desig...

At first glance, it’s easy to cite Michelangelo as the star of “The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo.” But the exhibition takes viewers through the story of the Italian Renaissance with more than 50 prints and drawings at Santa Fe’s New Mexico Museum of Art beginning on Friday, Jan. 24. Michelangelo, the poet of...

If you dream of life in the Italian countryside a la “Under the Tuscan Sun,” here is an opportunity with some unique history. Among the famous landscape and picturesque tranquillity of Tuscany, sits a gorgeous villa which dates back to the 11th century. The masterful stone villa is surrounded by Chianti vineyards and views in every direction of the...

The prominent jugular vein in the neck of Michelangelo's David reveals that the sculptor knew certain details of the circulatory system a century before doctors. On most sculptures and living people, the jugular vein is not normally visible. Yet in the Renaissance master's work — displayed in the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze in Italy — the ve...

It’s hard not to feel sneaky when you view the magnificent new exhibition of drawings by Michelangelo that opens today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After all, Il Divino, the “divine one,’’ didn’t want you to see what the museum is serving up. He destroyed as many of his drawings as possible so as to avoid having contemporaries, not to mention po...