Tag Archives: Michelangelo


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Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More


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Top 7 New Art Bios for Summer Beach Reading

The season’s page-turners: Lives of the artists, from Michelangelo to Nauman Read More


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How Michelangelo Made David into a Giant

Why the sculptor made sure that his oversize sculpture was too heavy for a high place Read More


Features
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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More


Looking at Art
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The Woman Behind Michelangelo’s Cleopatra

The grotesque figure on the back of Michelangelo’s famous Cleopatra drawing reveals an intimate story Read More


News Retrospective
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‘The Myth of the Artist Starving’

Looking back at the ’80s market boom and other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


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Michelangelo: Naked Truths?

Just where the artist took inspiration for The Last Judgment's nude figures has become a matter of debate. Read More


Reviews
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Christ on the Cross with the Virgin Mary and Saint John, 1555–64, black chalk, heightened with white (oxidized), 161⁄8" x 1015⁄16". ©THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON

Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius

Albertina, Vienna
Through January 9 Read More


Archived Reviews Books
Raphael’s The School of Athens, 1509–10, contains a rare contemporary portrait of a young Michelangelo: the figure, seated front and center, writing in a notebook. STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA, VATICAN PALACE

Up the Rome Staircase

Young Michelangelo:
The Path to the Sistine
By John T. Spike
Vendome Press, 272 pages, $27.95 Read More


Investigations

Two responses to ‘A Controversy over Degas’

William D. Cohan’s article suggests that the art world today is divided into two warring camps about 74 recently revealed Degas plasters. In fact, far more consensus than controversy surrounds these plasters than the article allows. Close examination of the … Read More


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Little Archer, Big Mystery

As a marble sculpture of a boy makes its debut at the Met, experts continue to debate whether it is an early Michelangelo . Read More