Michelangelo : A Great Artist of Italy (GS Paper 1 : Art and Culture )

Context

A sculpture of a great  Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet will be showing in an expo of Dubai .It will be a new experience for visitors. Although the director of the xpo told that here in Dubai Art lovers would see the replica of the sculpture up to the neck only but art lovers have to look up at the original statue at the Galleria dell ‘Accademia museum in Florence

The head and neck of the six-metre-tall sculpture, It is a nude statue of a man , Even Though in Dubai because of religious and social sensitivities full sculpture would not be displayed.

Theme of this expo is Based  ‘Beauty connects people’,almost  200 exhibitors will participate from Italy . This was the first  world fair to be held in the Middle East.Despite being  coronavirus pandemic for more than a year , approx 25 million people are expected to visit 

About Michelangelo 

  • During the Renaissance period a great artist, sculptor, painter, architect and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on 6 March 1475.

  • At that time Italy had not emerged as a full fledged state . He was born in Republic of Florence , a state of Italian federation

  • Presently we observe the impact of  his art work on most of the western artisans. In other word we can say that the development of the western art is influenced by his work 

  • He was a versatile artist and had common over every section of the art  

His Work 

  • One of the most reputed artist of Renaissance Period 

  • His well known and recognised work is Pietà and David,. He made this sculpture when he was only  29th years old . He made many  frescoes. In his  frescoes we see more influenceable colours were used . Modern art of the west had learnt basics of the  frescoes from his work 

  • His other work is the ceiling of the Sistine chapel in Rome, and the last judgement on its altar wall. 

  • Mannerist architecture was His legendary work still the evident of  Laurentian Library

  •  At the age of 74, he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica. He transformed the plan so that the western end was finished to his design, as was the dome, with some modification, after his death.

  • Among all the Western artist he was only artist whose whose biography has been published during his life 

  • Another western artist Giorgio Vasari had written about Michelangelo that his work transcended that of any artist living or dead, and was “supreme in not one art alone but in all three

  • The work of A great scholar of the renaissance period is perishable and the effort of Dubai’s art lovers is also the most welcome step . In such orthdux countries , the attraction towards art , if increasing , definitely is a good sign for Art and Architecture. 

Even Though the organizer would have to face many difficulties to display the work of  Michelangelo 

 In Dubai just because of the orthodux society . They would not be showing his full nude sculpture 

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