Michelangelo in Vienna

13 Oct

Michelangelo in Vienna

Starting in October, the Albertina will present the first major Michelangelo exhibition in more than twenty years. A collection of 120 of the most valuable drawings will be on display.

“Michelangelo. The Drawings of a Genius” is the title of the exhibition at the Albertina. The show centers around the drawings of human figures by the Tuscan master Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The presented works range from the earliest preserved drawings and the twelve designs for the wall painting “The Battle of Cascina” to the drafts for the world-famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Paintings and reliefs created after designs by Michelangelo will also be on display.

A special exhibit: a letter by Michelangelo in sonnet form to his lover Giovanni da Pistoia, in which the artist describes the strenuous work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The presentation of the show will have a new element: The ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel will be projected inside the Albertina.

Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1., Albertinaplatz 1
Vienna-Card €8 instead of €9.50
Visitors under 19: free admission

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