Tag Archives: Michelangelo

Subhash Kapoor, escorted into court in 2014.


Morning Links: Subhash Kapoor Edition

The budget for the proposed Ground Zero Arts Center continues to shrink, now down to approximately half of its original cost at $200 million. [The New York Times]Artists from around the world, including Taryn Simon, Kota Takeuchi, and Trevor Paglen, have … Read More

Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo and finished in 1512.


Pope Francis Meets With Homeless in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis visited 150 members of Rome’s homeless population in the Sistine Chapel last Thursday during a dinner and private tour of the Vatican organized by Papal Almoner Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who directs the office of papal charities.After touring the … Read More


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


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


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

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

‘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


Michelangelo: Naked Truths?

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

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


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 plasters … Read More


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