Glucksman Gallery

Lunchtime Screenings

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Drop in to the Glucksman on Tuesday or Sunday at 1.30pm to view a short and insightful film about a major work of art or artist. For the month of June the focus is on the Italian Renaissance Masters

The Young Michelangelo

Perhaps the greatest artist of all time, Michelangelo (1475-1564) – sculptor, painter, architect and poet – liked to shroud himself in mystery. Recent research, however, has shown that his work was not only deeply embedded within the traditions of Florentine art, but also dependent on his early training in the painting workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio, and in Lorenzo de ‘Medici’s sculpture garden under the tutelage of Bertoldo, a master specialising in bronze reliefs and figurines. This screening, filmed on location in Florence, and in the marble quarries of Carrara, and from original paintings in London, shows works by Donatello, Verrocchio and Bertoldo, tracing their influence on Michelangelo’s youthful monuments, and analyses the changes wrought in his art by the first visit to Rome in 1496. Through close examination of the Manchester Madonna and the Entombment, two unfinished paintings now in the National Gallery, London, and comparison with Michelangelo’s Known works in fresco – the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the Doni Tondo – and pictures by Ghirlandaio, the video restores to history the ‘missing links’ in the artist’s early career.

Running time 30 minutes

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery
Time: 1.30pm
Location: River Room, Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Glucksman Gallery
021 490 1844

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