Becoming Michelangelo

3 April 2019 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Alan Pascuzzi


Many believe Michelangelo’s talent was miraculous and untrained, the product of ‘divine’ genius—a myth that Michelangelo himself promoted by way of cementing his legacy. But the young Michelangelo studied his craft like any renaissance apprentice, learning from a master, copying, and experimenting with materials and styles. In his new book, Alan Pascuzzi recounts the young Michelangelo’s journey from student to master, using the artist’s drawings to chart his progress and offering unique insight into the true nature of his mastery.


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