FLORENCE, Italy — The city of Florence is paying homage to Jackson Pollock, well-known for his all-over syncretistic paintings, by connecting his work to that of Michelangelo’s.
From the tombs of the Medici family to St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo designed several structures in his native Italy that have endured the threat of earthquakes. But the artist wasn’t anticipating the rumblings caused by hordes of tourists and automobile traffic.
There are few better ways to piss off Italians than to insult their cultural heritage. Which is what a small American arms manufacturer named ArmaLite has done, with an ad that shows Michelangelo’s famous “David” (1501–04) sculpture toting a rifle instead of his traditional sling.
The great Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo ate fish and bread like most everybody else.
Given the checkered history of recent Michelangelo discoveries, Weekend Words proposes a round of the children’s card game “I Doubt It.”
Okuizumo, Japan, stands paralyzed by an icon of Western art. A 16-foot-high replica of Michelangelo’s triumphant David sculpture was installed in the middle of a public park in the southern Japanese town, but locals think it might be a little bit too public.
One of the standouts of the new exhibition Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich at the Morgan Library and Museum – if not the standout – is Michelangelo’s “St. Peter (after Massaccio) with Arm Studies.” (And for an exhibition bristling with stunners by Matthias Grünewald, Andrea Mantegna, and Fra Bartolomeo — not to mention Dürer and de Kooning — that’s saying a lot.)
From pages of Reddit’s Funny section emerges this hilarious use of one of Michelangelo’s most iconic images from Sistine Chapel on Facebook.
We JUST received a photo of Serkan Özkaya’s “David (inspired by Michelangelo)” sculpture as it makes its way through New Jersey on its way to downtown Manhattan tonight.
What would the Renaissance be without its mysteries and tantalizing gossip? In the spirit of Georgio Vasari’s original Renaissance tabloid, The Lives of the Artist, we’ve compiled a list of the latest controversies, headlines and other voci (rumors), as the Italians say, in Renaissance art.