A Medici family chapel created by Michelangelo that was cleaned with the help of bacteria has been presented to the public to mark the 545th anniversary of the Renaissance master’s birth. Michelangelo was commissioned to sculpt the New Sacristy, in the Medici chapels in San Lorenzo church in Florence, in 1520. Restorers struggled to clean the dirt...

Located on the Oppian Hill, steps from the Colosseum, sits the beautiful Church of San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains Church). The church is home to the famous statue Michelangelo’s Moses, or Mosè di Michelangelo. The Moses statue is one piece of a larger commission for the tomb of Pope Julius II, also located in the building. When you en...

 From March 11 to May 1, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition will set up shop at the Country Club Plaza. “This exhibition gives visitors a chance to engage with Rome’s most iconic treasures in ways that were never possible,” said Martin Biallas, CEO of Los Angeles-based SEE Global Entertainment, which produces the exhibit. The nearly-life-size...

The three Pietà sculptures by Renaissance master Michelangelo will be displayed together for the first time in an exhibition at the Museo Opera del Duomo in Florence, from 24 February until 1 August 2022. The exhibition will comprise the newly-restored original Bandini Pietà, from Florence's cathedral museum, along with the casts of the Pietà in St...

My earliest memories of Italy are of Venice. In such a strange and magical world, I felt like Alice in Wonderland; as a child, I chased pigeons around St. Mark’s Square, while my father painted watercolors of the scene. Later, as part of my art history studies, I traveled frequently from Salzburg, where I studied, to Umbria and Tuscany, learning ab...

Even those lucky enough to visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome aren’t likely able to get the best view of Michelangelo’s famous frescos: the creation of Adam and other tales from Genesis and the Bible, and the spectacular “Last Judgement.” The paintings are on the vaulted ceiling at a height of 72 feet — and with more than 5 million people visiting th...

"Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition", the internationally acclaimed touring exhibition, will host an intimate dining experience at The Capitol District, 1100 Capitol Ave., from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday.  The night will feature live music, Italian food, wine. The chef-driven menu by Attitude on Food will include some of Italy’s most class...

Seeing the words “Michelangelo” and “forgery” in the same sentence isn’t perhaps that surprising: in 500 years, there have definitely been people who tried to imitate the masterful hand of Italy’s most celebrated artist. Picturing Michelangelo as a forger, however, may be harder, even though there are plenty of sources – some reputable, some, perha...

If you only see one statue on your trip to Italy, Michelangelo’s David is the one to see. Hailed as an instant classic from the day it was unveiled in 1504 (“….to tell the truth, this work eclipsed all other statues both modern and ancient,” wrote the great art historian Giorgio Vasari) its prestige has only grown in the ensuing 500 years. It’s a w...

A new art exhibit featuring the works of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is coming to Nashville later this month.  A round trip ticket to Rome these days is close to $2,000, but a ride to Opry Mills is a lot less. Either way, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel will be waiting for you. Technology today's photographic passion and unique printing technique g...